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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: 2018-07-05

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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti socialiste
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Vice-Chair envi
Budgetary Control Member cont
Security and Defence Member sede
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2015/11/04 Timber trade legislation
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2015/09/17 Campylobacter, peroxyacetic acid and the TTIP
2015/02/12 Suppressed report on the dangers of endocrine disruptors
2016/12/05 Misappropriation of EU funding
2016/06/14 VP/HR - Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network denied access to Algeria
2014/12/04 EBRD holding in SISECAM Group
2017/05/08 Revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid - ports
2014/09/09 VP/HR - Misappropriation of EU humanitarian aid by Israel
2018/01/10 Compensation from Israel following destruction of EU-funded facilities in the West Bank
2018/01/10 VP/HR - EU engagement towards Israel and Palestine
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2015/11/03 Orphacol: back again
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2015/02/17 OLAF report on food aid in refugee camps in Tindouf
2018/03/28 Non-revision of the 2011 European Directive on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco
2016/11/09 Implementation study on the traceability of tobacco products to be carried out by the PwC-Everis consortium
2015/04/09 Opening of negotiations on Tunisia's involvement in the Horizon 2020 programme
2015/02/09 European harmonisation of modes of transaction in the recycling sector
2017/01/10 VP/HR - The EU and colonisation in Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem
2014/12/22 Marketing authorisation procedure for azodicarbonamide
2017/09/05 Adulterated honey
2017/03/24 Brazilian rotten meat scandal and EU-Mercosur agreement
2016/01/12 Compliance by the Commission with Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control