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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
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
Magic Circle
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Budgetary Control Substitute cont

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/09/02 The Netherlands EU Presidency conference 'Living well with(out) dementia'
2016/06/15 Cancellation of conference on future-proof nature policy
2016/03/01 Commission's response to Parliament's strategic initiative report on biodiversity
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2015/10/29 Action by the Commission to ensure implementation of pesticides legislation
2015/01/06 Aerial spraying of pesticides
2016/09/16 Health systems
2016/05/02 Risks to human health and the environment of using calcium cyanamide as a fertiliser
2015/03/03 Council conclusions on vaccination as an effective public health tool - next steps
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/07/14 Glyphosate - implementation and enforcement of the recommended restrictions
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/05/19 Report on the implementation of Council Directive 98/58/EC concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes, with a particular focus on fur animals
2016/05/03 Breach of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/10/20 Groundwater issues caused by industrial pig farming
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans