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

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/08 EU-Morocco Aviation Agreement and Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2017/02/03 Legality of EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
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
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
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans
2014/12/09 Exploration of oil off the shore of occupied Western Sahara
2017/12/08 Compliance with and enforcement of pig welfare provisions
2017/11/27 Pig welfare and castrations
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2018/03/01 The humanitarian situation in South Sudan
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/02/29 The imminent famine catastrophe in south-east Africa
2014/11/21 Question to Frans Timmermans on Refit and the regulatory simplification agenda
2018/02/08 Legal basis for exports from Western Sahara to the EU
2018/02/08 Western Sahara and the safety of EU airlines and passengers
2018/02/08 Moroccan authorised importers based in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/12/09 VP/HR - Petroleum imports into Western Sahara
2018/01/17 Progress on initiatives to prevent tail biting and reduce tail docking of pigs
2017/10/25 Access to information on CORSIA under the Aarhus Convention
2015/12/11 New Circular Economy Package - waste policy for a non-toxic environmental life cycle
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/10/27 Development of indicators on prohibition and prevalence of corporal punishment
2015/09/24 Swift adoption of EU measures after the infringement of US environmental legislation by Volkswagen
2018/02/19 Member States' powers in the area of consumer protection
2016/06/27 Green bonds
2015/12/10 Flupyradifuron and bee health
2015/04/29 Endangered bees and their protection
2015/03/31 Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea
2018/01/29 Strategy for endocrine disruptors
2018/01/26 Non-toxic environment strategy
2016/09/21 VP/HR - EU strategy to protect aid workers in Syria
2016/03/02 Highly fluorinated substances in the environment
2015/12/17 Gender equality strategy after 2015
2015/09/24 VP/HR - A long-term strategy for Syria
2015/05/30 The EU's alcohol strategy
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2016/07/11 VP/HR - Organ theft in China
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
2014/11/10 VP/HR - ISIL/Da'esh in Iraq and Syria
2018/04/25 VP/HR - The political situation in Bangladesh
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
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia