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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Socialistisk Folkeparti
Magic Circle
Petitions Member peti
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/01 Restrictions on wood-burning stoves to curb air pollution
2016/05/31 EMA adaptive pathways and PRIME scheme
2017/08/31 Procurement and state aid rules
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2014/09/08 Spread of the swine bacterium MRSA-CC398 in European pig herds
2016/05/26 Danish public service obligation (PSO) system
2014/09/23 Ongoing investigation into the Danish public service obligation for financing renewable energy
2016/10/31 Requirements for ship recycling facilities
2016/06/15 Cancellation of conference on future-proof nature policy
2016/05/26 EU ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics
2014/11/05 Ban on microplastics in the EU
2017/11/23 Glyphosate residues and imports
2017/10/26 'Environmental room for manoeuvre'
2017/08/31 Aviation safety
2017/06/08 Criteria used to assess the self-regulatory approach on the labelling of alcoholic beverages
2016/11/17 VP/HR - EEAS statements on the occupation of Gaza
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/07/09 Compliance by Denmark with EU environmental legislation
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2014/10/03 Discounting weight of batteries when assessing total weight of electric goods vehicles in the EU
2018/06/18 Natura 2000
2018/02/06 Natura 2000
2018/02/06 Lost fishing gear
2017/06/29 Member States' compliance with the Aichi biodiversity targets
2016/03/01 Commission's response to Parliament's strategic initiative report on biodiversity
2016/02/29 Denmark's exemptions from measures relating to agriculture
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2016/05/31 Pharmaceutical industry and TTIP
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2016/07/14 Violation of Birds and Habitats Directive
2016/05/03 Breach of the Birds and Habitats Directives