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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti socialiste
France
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Budgets Substitute budg



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2017/09/05 Adulterated honey
2017/07/05 Revision of the REACH Regulation - exemptions for lead
2017/05/08 Revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid - ports
2016/03/17 EIB intervention as a response to the crises affecting the agricultural community
2015/12/18 Application for approval of basic substances pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
2015/01/28 Technical assistance from the Commission for enhanced cooperation
2014/11/18 Regional state aid
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2016/04/29 Hydroelectric sector in Europe
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/07/09 Payments under European programmes
2015/04/10 Mapping of social business in Europe
2015/02/23 VP/HR - Burkina Faso: European Union measures
2014/12/04 Delay in the adoption of EAFRD programmes
2016/11/10 Formal notice issued to France on the awarding of hydropower concessions
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2015/01/14 Youth guarantee: what next?
2016/07/11 Protection of personal data in Turkey
2016/07/11 Internet censorship in Turkey
2015/12/07 Refugee Facility for Turkey
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2015/11/26 EU strategy on inorganic materials
2015/02/26 Measures for compensating for natural handicaps and supporting start-up farms in France's national rural development plan
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2017/03/24 Brazilian rotten meat scandal and EU-Mercosur agreement
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2015/11/06 EU grant applications for twinning committees
2016/05/02 Vaccination in herds
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/11/14 Welfare of animals in abattoirs

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