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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!


Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Vice-Chair emis
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2016/04/06 Palm oil and biofuels
2016/12/05 Disease registries
2016/11/18 Commission delegated act on total diet replacement products for weight control
2016/06/30 Lack of health care for people with disabilities in Serbia
2016/05/31 Workers' rights in Bangladesh
2016/01/04 Creation of a new separate strategy for women's rights and gender equality in Europe
2015/04/28 Proposal for a revised directive on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding;
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/03/20 Formal proposal for amendment for consideration at the 27th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
2016/07/15 Technological progress in reducing the use of lead in car batteries
2016/05/31 Commercial insurance companies
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/09/03 Harmonising retirement age for miners
2015/08/27 Single EU disability identification card
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/02/25 Demands of the 'Right2Water' European citizens' initiative
2014/11/17 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control budget
2014/09/29 Refusal to register a European Citizens' Initiative
2014/08/29 Integration and promotion of the other pillars (social and economic) of sustainable development
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/08/31 Unmonitored sections of the border between Ukraine and Hungary
2016/04/08 Parallel re-export of medicines from Member States
2016/02/29 Transit dispute between Ukraine and Russia
2016/02/03 Spanish model for organ transplantation
2015/09/09 Production of methamphetamine from medicines containing pseudoephedrine
2015/08/27 VP/HR - censorship in Ukraine
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Organ harvesting in eastern Ukraine
2014/09/09 Investigation into the crash of flight MH-17 in Ukraine
2016/09/30 Legally-binding rules for transnational corporations in relation to human rights ('the UN treaty')
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Legally-binding rules for transnational corporations in relation to human rights ('the UN treaty')
2016/09/30 Legally-binding rules for transnational corporations in relation to human rights ('the UN treaty')
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2014/11/17 Purpose of the ECDC
2014/09/02 Enforcing the binding nature of Environmental Impact Assessments
2016/11/30 Firearms Directive
2016/09/26 Viniculture and viticulture
2016/04/06 Wildfires in Indonesia
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/11/13 Wildfires in Indonesia
2015/06/24 Foods used in alternative medicine
2015/06/11 TEN-T network
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/19 Contempt for democracy
2014/10/17 Revision of the Packaging Directive
2014/10/17 Revision of the Waste Framework Directive
2014/10/17 Eliminating food waste
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
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
2015/04/10 Animals as sentient beings
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/11/30 Globalisation
2016/10/19 Status of the infringement procedure against France and Germany regarding a minimum wage
2016/05/31 VP/HR - violations of international humanitarian law
2016/04/06 Nazi war veteran march in Latvia
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2015/08/31 Vietnamese children in Britain
2015/04/23 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership consultation procedure
2015/01/19 Working conditions in the EU
2015/01/19 VP/HR - Nationalist and neo-Nazi tendencies in Ukrainian society
2014/12/10 Why has DG REGIO suspended funding for major road construction projects in Czech Republic?
2014/10/15 Request for supplementary answer to question P-006493 on the efforts of DG ENVI staff to enforce changes to Czech law beyond the scope of the Czech Republic's obligations under EU law
2016/12/19 Natura 2000
2016/11/09 Electronic toll system
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/05/20 The Istanbul Convention
2016/10/17 HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis C
2016/02/24 Zika virus outbreak
2015/11/16 Strikes against hospitals run by Médecins Sans Frontières
2015/11/13 Blackouts and the EU
2015/10/19 Communicable diseases in Europe - follow-up question
2015/05/20 Communicable diseases in Europe (HIV, drug-resistant TB and Hepatitis C)

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