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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)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/02 Revision of EU Ecolabel categories
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/10/19 Measures concerning Xylella fastidiosa - ban on movements of plants
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2015/11/17 Current situation as regards Xylella fastidiosa in the EU
2015/11/13 New breeding techniques (NBTs) for plants
2014/10/17 F-gases: pre-charged exported refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment
2017/05/05 Assessment of the real risks of pyrrolizidine alkaloids
2017/04/10 Economic impact assessment of the 'European capital' prizes
2016/07/21 Assessment of the Birds and Habitats directives
2015/06/16 Off-label use of bevacizumab
2015/04/10 Developing a European energy label for windows
2015/03/04 African energy potential
2014/07/11 Authorisation of off-label use of bevacizumab for economic reasons
2017/09/18 The place of the beef market in trade negotiations with Mercosur
2017/07/17 Scientific criteria for determining the properties of endocrine disruptors
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/06/17 Change in the risk status of French beef following a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
2016/02/29 Biofuel production in the EU
2016/01/22 Calculating the ILUC factor
2015/12/07 Climate change and wine
2015/09/24 Impact of the Chinese financial crisis on the European economy
2015/05/18 Combating asbestos
2016/07/21 Fight against strokes
2016/01/25 Continuing the cycle of 'European Years' and the Commission's proposals in this regard
2015/09/07 Competitiveness of the maritime transport industry in the European Union
2015/09/07 Competitiveness of the aviation industry in the European Union
2015/05/08 Role of prevention in the European Semester process
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/11/13 Corporate Social Responsibility in the European Union
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2016/05/02 Dental implants and peri-implantitis, a major public health issue
2016/04/05 VP/HR - Violent clashes in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2015/11/17 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) classification of bluetongue
2015/06/02 Persecution of Christians in Kosovo
2014/12/19 Support for missing children hotline
2014/11/13 Public health / Washing and drying hands
2014/11/06 Protection of the species Canis lupus
2017/05/23 Countering the abandonment of town centres
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/05/26 Protecting consumers from weight-loss advertisements
2015/11/17 Labelling of retreaded tyres
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/09/30 Diminishing language proficiency among young people
2015/07/20 Harmonised classification and labelling of rodenticides
2015/06/03 Sports ethics
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2017/06/09 Industrial policy strategy: health sector
2017/05/31 Maintaining the EU's strategic investment areas
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2017/03/28 Using vaccination to combat antibiotic resistance
2016/11/09 Review of the regulation on paediatric medicines
2016/09/02 Implementation of the European unitary patent
2016/07/11 Improving honey resources
2016/05/24 Better consumer information on EU furniture products
2016/05/02 Fiscal dumping relating to intellectual property issues ('patent boxes')
2015/09/07 Interpretation of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 and the use of PT9 products to combat mites
2015/06/16 Improving the functioning of centres of expertise for rare diseases
2015/05/22 Improving relations between European businesses and their customers
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/17 Medicinal products for paediatric use
2015/04/14 Recognition of oak and chestnut forests in the new 2014-2020 CAP regulations
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2015/03/03 EU Clinical Trials Regulation - implementation and rare diseases
2014/11/04 Classification of azodicarbonamide under the REACH Regulation
2017/05/31 HIV, TB and HCV epidemics in Europe on the rise
2016/11/15 Customer identification and control methods in the context of Directive (EU) 2015/849
2016/07/11 Developing ways of tackling varroatosis
2016/05/04 Palm oil tax
2016/04/29 Hydroelectric sector in Europe
2016/03/17 Difference in the treatment of hydropower concessions in France and in Europe
2016/03/01 ERP France eco-organisation
2015/12/02 Market surveillance in Europe
2015/11/10 Funding and legalisation of driverless cars in Europe
2015/09/30 Development of apprenticeships in Europe
2015/07/08 Tackling depression in Europe
2015/05/18 Eco-leather production in Europe
2015/03/04 High cholesterol - a chronic illness neglected in Europe
2014/09/03 Traceability of horses in Europe
2016/09/02 The Netherlands EU Presidency conference 'Living well with(out) dementia'
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/02/04 Thalidomide