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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Fisheries Substitute pech

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/21 Simplification of the REACH procedure
2017/01/10 State of play of the risk management options analysis procedure for aprotic solvents
2017/10/09 Granting of coupled payments in the sugar sector
2017/05/29 Overhaul of Lower Saxony hunting legislation
2016/09/05 Target species in the draft multiannual programme for North Sea fisheries
2018/04/27 EU eco-label for fishery and aquaculture products
2018/03/13 Infringement procedures under Directive 2008/50/EC
2018/03/13 Representativeness and comparability of measurements in accordance with Directive 2008/50/EC
2015/04/20 European Medicines Agency (EMA) Transparency Policy/0070
2017/06/14 Possible negotiations with Russia on Nord Stream 2
2016/10/28 Evaluation of the Health Claims Regulation: Avoiding Unfair Competition
2016/06/15 Electro-fishing research licences
2016/04/06 Botanicals: Further evaluation of health claims in accordance with Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006
2015/07/17 Botanicals: continued assessment of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) 1924/2006
2017/11/30 Transport of live animals to non-EU countries
2016/11/16 New rules governing payments to offset the cost of reduced-rate local public transport passes for schoolchildren
2014/11/13 Examination of possible distortions of competition resulting from discrepancies in the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
2014/10/28 Review of Annex IV to Directive 92/43/EEC to take account of the de facto favourable conservation status of the wolf
2018/05/16 VP/HR - Taiwan's participation in the 71st World Health Assembly and the WHO
2017/04/25 EU support for the Theo Müller Group in Leppersdorf