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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Europe Écologie
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/05/20 Recognition of European diving certification
2014/12/12 Fraudulent use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in Hungary
2014/12/12 Enforcement of the European code of conduct on partnership within the framework of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Hungary
2014/12/12 Separation of functions pertaining to the management and control systems for the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds in Hungary
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/05/21 Time to stop the cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810
2014/10/08 Soybean Intacta proves EFSA's risk assessment deficit
2014/10/08 Ban on genetically modified soybean Intacta
2017/05/31 Failure to respect the Cartagena Protocol regarding the export of products obtained through so called 'new breeding techniques'
2016/11/09 VP/HR - Repressive operation at the Florestan Fernandes National School
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/11/10 Export of live animals and conditions of slaughter
2015/09/15 France's management of the ESF
2015/03/04 Water management - memorandum of understanding signed between the regional chambers of agriculture of Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées and the French State
2015/02/27 New biotechnology techniques
2016/09/07 Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts
2016/09/07 Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts
2016/02/29 Glyphosate and its co-formulants
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/08 False information and misleading communication about the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) programme
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2017/02/14 French Mining Code inconsistent with EU rules
2018/01/09 The Gardanne alumina production plant and red mud: have the French authorities responded?
2017/02/13 Health and environmental problems for people living near the Altéo Gardanne factory and storage facilities
2017/02/13 Altéo factory in Gardanne - Authorisation to exceed emissions limits for pollutants
2017/02/13 Marketing Bauxaline®, a waste product from the production of alumina
2016/12/14 Exemptions from excise duty on mineral oils used as fuel for alumina production
2015/06/24 French recognition of foreign qualifications for diving instructors
2015/03/24 Website blocking by the authorities to combat terrorism
2014/11/27 Xylella Fastidiosa, highly contagious plant disease
2017/11/07 Follow up on resolution on the 2016 annual report on EU competition policy
2016/03/18 Destruction of a project funded by the LIFE + programme
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2018/02/27 Threat to the Desges protection schemes
2018/01/09 Audit missions in the context of the application of Directive 2009/128 on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUDP)
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/03/26 Protection of the capercaillie
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and EU-Morocco negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
2016/04/07 Negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2015/12/15 Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco
2015/10/28 Setting intervention prices for milk and butter in 2003
2015/09/17 Method for calculating intervention prices for milk powder and butter
2015/03/31 Public intervention in the milk market
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2014/10/17 Tobacco agreements and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control