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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Hrvatska seljačka stranka
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/07 Russian military exercises in Serbia
2015/12/15 Opening negotiations with Macedonia
2015/08/26 Conditions for the opening of negotiations with Serbia
2015/08/20 Conditions required of Serbia for the opening of negotiations
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/07/21 Serbian law on organisation and jurisdiction of state authorities in war crimes proceedings
2016/07/14 Attack on members of the Croatian minority in Serbia
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/11/25 Complaints from Croatian farmers
2015/04/24 Young farmers
2015/03/03 The problem of Croatian small-scale fishermen
2014/12/15 Impact assessment for a new Commission proposal on a plant reproductive material law
2016/08/31 Imports of fruit and vegetables treated with unauthorised agrochemicals
2016/01/14 Air pollution problem in Slavonski Brod
2015/12/16 The Equal Treatment Directive
2015/10/28 Unlawful activities of the Planned Parenthood organisation
2015/04/13 Third round of compensation to fruit and vegetable producers affected by the Russian embargo
2016/10/18 VP/HR - Freedom of religion or belief in Nepal
2016/07/19 Code of Conduct on illegal 'hate' speech online
2015/12/18 'Wake up Europe'
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/04/13 VP/HR - Violation of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion in Mexico
2016/04/20 VP/HR - Return of kidnapped Chibok girls
2016/04/13 Situation at the Macedonia-Greece border
2016/03/16 VP/HR - Denial of visas on religious grounds in India
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/11/06 Problems facing wood processors
2015/03/03 Preventing and alleviating unnecessary suffering among children
2016/09/23 VP/HR - Child marriages in Yemen
2015/01/26 Socially irresponsible corporate behaviour
2016/06/20 Attacks on refugee Christians in European refugee camps
2016/01/13 ECI registration
2015/09/10 VP/HR - Persecution and genocide of Christians
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/11/22 Salmonella poisoning and misleading trading practices involving meat
2016/06/30 Honey - labelling of country of origin
2015/11/25 Assistance following disastrous wildfires in Croatia
2015/09/24 Differences in quality of products
2015/06/02 Protection of equality of all official EU languages
2014/12/17 Labelling of meat - providing consumers with full information
2014/10/02 Request for information on procedures for the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs from Croatia
2014/07/28 Inspection of seeds of the Monsanto and protection of the bio-sovereignty of Croatia
2015/10/07 VP/HR - Violation of the rights of women and girls in Iran
2015/07/10 Shortlist of candidates for the post of Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Violation of Veljko Marić's human rights in Serbia
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/10/08 Guaranteeing the rights of Croats in Vojvodina to language, culture and education in their mother tongue
2014/07/24 Protecting the human rights of the citizens of Slavonski Brod as regards a clean environment and health
2015/11/12 Varaždinsko zelje cabbage
2015/06/25 Member States' freedom to decide
2015/06/02 Humanitarian and development aid funding
2015/01/15 Approval of Member States' Rural Development Programmes