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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Germany
Magic Circle
Development Member deve
Fisheries Substitute pech
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/04 Sudanese Rapid Support Forces as beneficiaries of EU funds
2016/09/07 Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts
2016/09/07 Glyphosate-tolerant genetically modified crops and the resulting health impacts
2015/03/04 Forced labour in Uzbekistan - 2014 cotton harvest
2015/02/16 Request for information on EU involvement in African seed policymaking
2015/01/07 Request for information on EU involvement in African seed policy-making
2015/01/07 Request for information on EU involvement in African seed policy-making
2015/12/15 Data on land purchases, land prices and rents
2015/12/02 Risk assessment of GMOs
2015/03/31 Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): risk assessment
2015/03/31 Genetically modified organisms (GMOs): review of authorisation procedure
2016/11/08 Monitoring of genetically modified plant by notifiers after patent expiration
2016/10/19 Soil protection
2015/06/15 Long-distance transport of animals
2015/05/21 Time to stop the cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810
2014/12/04 Monitoring of the milk market
2014/12/04 Crisis in the milk sector
2016/10/21 EU position on gene drives
2016/09/28 Acrylamide in food
2016/06/10 Reading room for new genetic modification techniques
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2016/01/28 Implementation of the greening of the common agricultural policy (CAP) II
2016/01/28 Implementation of the greening of the common agricultural policy (CAP) I
2016/08/25 Consequences of the establishment of the Unified Patent Court and the European unitary patent
2016/08/25 Consequences of EU Unified Patent Court and EU Unitary Patent
2016/08/25 Consequences of the establishment of the Unified Patent Court and the European unitary patent
2016/06/16 European Development Fund as a financial instrument for the Partnership Framework on migration
2016/09/29 US gaining access to the Commission's interpretation of new GM techniques
2016/06/10 US access to the Commission's opinion on new GM techniques
2016/02/12 Delegated acts and implementing acts
2016/01/29 Delegated acts and implementing acts
2016/01/29 Comitology procedure for authorising GM plants
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/04/09 Animal welfare
2015/04/30 Elections in Burundi

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