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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: 2017-10-16

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
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/09/02 Island of Mandø: breach of Directive 2009/147/EC (Birds Directive)
2014/07/02 Investigation of a breach of the Wild Birds Directive 2009/147/EC in Denmark
2017/05/22 EU funding for the bioethanol production plant and sugar refinery in Anklam, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
2016/11/08 Monitoring of genetically modified plant by notifiers after patent expiration
2016/07/12 EU position on synthetic biology in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity
2015/03/13 GRACE (GMO Risk Assessment and Communication of Evidence) and GM-TwYST (Genetically modified plants Two Year Safety Testing)
2014/10/08 Soybean Intacta proves EFSA's risk assessment deficit
2014/10/08 Ban on genetically modified soybean Intacta
2016/10/10 Authorising the use of insect protein as food and animal feed
2016/04/11 Glyphosate - arrangement with the Glyphosate Task Force?
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2016/02/24 Zika virus outbreak
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/05/05 Report entitled 'A Decade of EU-Funded GMO Research: 2001-2010'
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
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
2015/05/21 Time to stop the cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/07/11 Use of vegetable juice concentrate in organic meat products
2017/05/31 HIV, TB and HCV epidemics in Europe on the rise
2017/04/12 Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal
2015/10/15 EU forest strategy and strengthening the role of the Standing Forestry Committee
2017/05/31 Failure to respect the Cartagena Protocol regarding the export of products obtained through so called 'new breeding techniques'
2015/10/20 Animal welfare standards in Ukraine
2015/10/20 Export credit guarantees in relation to EU animal welfare standards
2014/12/03 Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance - Use of antimicrobials in animal husbandry
2017/04/18 Hunting of migratory bird species during spring in Malta
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/03/31 Public intervention in the milk market
2014/10/21 Swine fever
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)

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