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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
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
Magic Circle
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Member pest
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2018/03/07 Land grabbing in Brazil - Mercosur negotiations
2016/09/02 The Netherlands EU Presidency conference 'Living well with(out) dementia'
2016/06/15 Cancellation of conference on future-proof nature policy
2016/10/20 Groundwater issues caused by industrial pig farming
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2018/01/29 Strategy for endocrine disruptors
2018/01/26 Non-toxic environment strategy
2018/04/23 Long-awaited report on the socio-economic implications of a mandatory labelling scheme for the production of chicken meat
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
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
2017/03/07 Smart Eco Social Villages
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
2018/05/30 Fostering EU action on patient safety and prevention of pressure ulcers
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans
2018/01/11 HPV vaccination programmes for boys
2016/07/14 Glyphosate - implementation and enforcement of the recommended restrictions
2016/05/03 Breach of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2016/03/01 Commission's response to Parliament's strategic initiative report on biodiversity
2015/10/29 Action by the Commission to ensure implementation of pesticides legislation
2015/01/06 Aerial spraying of pesticides