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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!


European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość
Poland
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Culture and Education Substitute cult



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2014/07/23 Suspension of penalties for exceeding milk quotas in quota year 2013/14
2014/07/23 Suspension of penalties for exceeding milk quotas in quota year 2013/14
2017/06/30 Infringement of the principle of subsidiarity in Article 16 of the proposal for a directive on work-life balance for parents and caregivers
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/02/27 Withdrawal of the proposal for a directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation
2015/02/10 Withdrawal of the proposal on the establishment of the market stability reserve
2015/02/10 Withdrawal of the proposal on the establishment of the market stability reserve
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/10/02 Threats for Central and Eastern European countries arising from the signature of an agreement on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Vladivostok
2015/09/25 Threats for Central and Eastern European countries arising from the signature of an agreement on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Vladivostok
2015/07/17 VP/HR - Commission's view on plans to increase supplies from Gazprom
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/10/10 VP/HR - Democratic opposition in Kazakhstan
2017/01/13 Raising the intervention price for cereals
2016/05/02 New situation with regard to free allowances for electricity producers
2016/04/08 Impact of climate policies on the situation of the steel industry in Europe
2016/01/15 Debate held in the Commission on 13 January 2016 on the situation in Poland
2015/09/17 Audit reports on the use of funding for the operation of fruit and vegetable producers' groups in Poland
2015/09/10 Commission funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation
2015/04/29 Discrimination against Muszynianka, a Polish cooperative, by the Slovakian authorities
2014/12/12 Discrimination against Polish food by the Czech authorities
2014/07/23 Dire situation facing Polish producers of soft fruits
2014/07/23 Information on the use of aid granted to vegetable producers following the market crisis caused by E-Coli contamination
2017/01/25 Recognition of cardiac surgery qualifications in Member States
2016/09/30 Implementing Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating late payment in commercial transactions in other Member States
2016/06/06 Modernisation Fund
2015/06/04 Member States brought before the Court of Justice for failing to implement rules on recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment
2015/01/21 Commission approval for bilateral negotiations between Member States and Russia on the pork embargo
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/11/14 Article 12(1) of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
2014/11/07 Dubious scientific value of the Fundamental Rights Agency's EU LGBT Survey
2017/06/16 Launch of the infringement procedure against Poland
2016/09/15 Limits on the use of the CO2 removal potential of farmland and forest land
2016/07/25 'Closed shop' for EU framework programme participation
2016/05/04 PCE/PEC - Explanation of the influence of the Polish and German governments on media freedom in 2014
2016/04/27 Political pressure on the media in Poland in 2014
2016/04/07 Commission actions to resolve the crisis on Poland's dairy market
2016/01/27 Commission interference with Member State public media, in particular that of Poland
2016/01/27 Protection of children against abuse of trust by the 'Jugendamt' authorities in Germany
2016/01/12 Germany's actions in connection with the events in Cologne and other cities
2015/12/04 Commission response to the outbreak of swine fever in Denmark
2015/05/13 Coal gasification technology
2015/01/28 Minimum wage for foreign workers in Germany
2015/01/21 Financial support in connection with restructuring of Poland's mining industry
2015/01/09 Funding for innovative education centres in Poland under the Financial Perspective 2014 - 2020
2015/11/13 NordStream2 violating the provisions of the Third Energy Package
2015/05/13 Unplanned energy flow
2015/02/03 Strategy for an Energy Union
2014/11/18 Climate and energy package for 2030
2017/04/04 Reasons why the preparation of another anti-corruption report has been abandoned
2017/03/16 Council position on ETS reform
2017/03/16 Council position on ETS reform
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2015/04/23 Risk to persons under 18 posed by taking the medicine ellaOne
2015/02/02 'EllaOne' medicine

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