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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2017-10-16

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/23 Promotion of EU agri-food products outside the EU through high level trade missions
2016/02/16 Combating pests with products for minor uses
2015/11/05 Study on food products imported into Europe
2015/11/05 Report on food products imported into Europe
2015/02/26 Compassionate use of medicinal products
2017/07/14 French farmers dump Spanish fruit in front of the Spanish Consulate-General in Perpignan
2015/09/07 Use of agricultural insurance by farmers in the EU
2015/05/30 Information measures relating to the common agricultural policy
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/01/23 Improving the incomes of EU farmers
2017/07/18 US trade measures against Spanish olives
2017/07/07 Exceptional measures for producers affected by the Russian ban beyond 2018
2017/03/23 Extension of measures necessitated by the Russian import ban
2016/05/03 Free trade agreement negotiations with Mercosur
2016/04/06 Dumping of Spanish wine in France
2015/12/09 Garlic import certificates
2015/11/04 Quotas for olive oil from Tunisia
2015/03/17 Russian veto
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2015/01/23 Measures to deal with the forthcoming end to quotas in the dairy sector
2014/12/16 Endocrine disruptors
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2017/03/13 Approval of specifications for granting geographical indications to wines
2016/12/09 Approval of active substance 6-N-Benzylaminopurine
2016/11/15 Cases of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
2016/04/14 Containing the bluetongue outbreak
2015/12/14 Confirmed cases of citrus black spot
2015/06/09 European protocol for detecting coeliac disease
2015/03/31 Harmful organisms
2015/02/09 USA - China talks
2014/11/19 Xylella fastidiosa bacteria
2017/01/23 Food waste
2015/12/08 Food defence and TTIP
2015/12/08 Food chain safety
2015/11/05 Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
2015/10/13 Food defence
2015/01/06 The growing gap between farmgate and consumer prices of food
2016/12/09 Situation in the EU sheep meat sector
2016/07/18 Embargo against transporting stone fruits through Russia
2016/07/18 Effects of Brexit on agriculture
2016/03/14 Crisis in the dairy sector
2015/09/10 Crisis in the milk sector
2016/11/28 Single market in transport services and cash management
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2015/11/04 Tomato imports
2017/02/22 EIDHR programme for Mexico
2016/10/21 New plant-safety rules imposed by Canada
2016/09/21 Labelling of French products
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/06/21 Proposed changes to the annexes to Directive 2000/29/EC on plant health
2016/05/09 Organic sourdough bread
2017/06/09 Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 178/2002
2016/05/27 Gluten content in food: Implementing Regulation No 828/2014
2014/07/17 Regulation 1308/2013
2016/04/28 Measures for the fruit and vegetable sector
2016/01/12 'Lisbonisation' of the rules on fruit and vegetable producer organisations