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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Arbetarepartiet- Socialdemokraterna
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Legal Affairs Substitute juri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/04/15 Coordination between the Council, the Commission and the Kingdom of Morocco in relation to the appeal against the General Court judgment delivered on 10 December 2015 in Case T-512/12 Polisario Front v Council
2016/04/15 Risk of legal proceedings against the European Union following the Judgment of the General Court of 10 December 2015 - Front Polisario v Council
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara and trade in goods originating from occupied Western Sahara
2016/05/17 Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/12/09 Exploration of oil off the shore of occupied Western Sahara
2014/12/09 VP/HR - Petroleum imports into Western Sahara
2016/03/02 Highly fluorinated substances in the environment
2015/12/10 Flupyradifuron and bee health
2014/11/21 Question to Frans Timmermans on Refit and the regulatory simplification agenda
2016/07/11 VP/HR - Organ theft in China
2015/10/27 Development of indicators on prohibition and prevalence of corporal punishment
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/04/29 Endangered bees and their protection
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2015/12/11 New Circular Economy Package - waste policy for a non-toxic environmental life cycle
2015/09/24 Swift adoption of EU measures after the infringement of US environmental legislation by Volkswagen
2016/09/21 VP/HR - EU strategy to protect aid workers in Syria
2015/12/17 Gender equality strategy after 2015
2015/09/24 VP/HR - A long-term strategy for Syria
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/05/30 The EU's alcohol strategy
2016/06/27 Green bonds
2015/11/30 VP/HR - The human rights situation in Bangladesh
2015/05/08 VP/HR - The arrest of human rights activist Narges Mohammadi in Iran
2016/02/29 The imminent famine catastrophe in south-east Africa
2015/03/31 Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea
2014/11/10 VP/HR - ISIL/Da'esh in Iraq and Syria