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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: 2017-01-31

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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Suomen Keskusta
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Culture and Education Substitute cult
Regional Development Substitute regi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/31 Implementation of the fundamental values of the EU in its own operations
2016/09/30 Moderating the sanctions on bovine earmarks
2016/06/02 Best Available Technique (BAT) Reference Document for Large Combustion Plants (LCP Bref) under the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED)
2016/05/31 Implementation of legislation on food origin labelling
2016/05/31 Commitment to voluntary production limits by all Member States
2016/04/28 Interpretative notice on indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967
2016/04/19 Pricing of network services in line with real connection speed of mobile broadband networks
2016/03/16 VP/HR - Denial of visas on religious grounds in India
2016/02/18 Berry-picking under Nordic 'everyman's right' and EU aid for ceasing agricultural production
2016/09/30 Role of the EU in peace efforts in Syria
2016/02/29 Rules applicable to cabotage in the European Union's internal market
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2016/11/30 Marking the quincentenary of the Reformation in the EU
2016/07/20 Turkey's breaches of human rights
2016/04/29 Impact on wholesale charges of the abolition of roaming charges
2016/03/31 Assessment of the impact of the regulation concerning driving hours and rest periods in various regions
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2016/12/19 Anti-Tax Avoidance Package
2016/11/30 Sale of milk products held in intervention storage
2016/11/30 Natura 2000 and the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives
2016/09/30 Measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever
2016/07/21 Temporary grasslands and climate action
2016/06/02 Physical activity and diabetes
2016/03/31 Export of lactose-free dairy products from the EU to Russia
2016/02/26 Monopoly on the sale of alcohol in Finland and an increase in the alcohol content of fermentation products available for sale at food shops
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/12/19 An EU common strategy against bullying at school
2016/10/31 Strategy for the prevention of human trafficking
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/07/16 Russian import bans and the farmers affected by them
2016/11/30 Sanitary and phytosanitary matters in trade agreements
2016/09/30 Lapsing of Article 15 of China's World Trade Organisation Accession Protocol
2016/04/29 Offer relating to agriculture in Mercosur free trade negotiations
2016/03/31 Protecting the rights of performing artists and music authors in the Free Trade Agreement with South Korea
2016/02/29 Overlapping application of agreements on services, differing in scope, in trade between the EU and the USA
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/03/30 European Week of Sport
2016/10/31 Youth unemployment in Europe
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2016/06/16 Commission Staff Working Document on rail freight noise reduction SWD(2015) 300
2016/01/29 Keeping the right to direct sales of fresh and dried reindeer meat in Finland in the revision of the EU food controls regulation
2015/09/21 Use of TEN-T funds in Finland
2015/08/17 Performance-based controls of the CAP