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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)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/11 Improving honey resources
2016/06/30 Honey - labelling of country of origin
2016/01/15 Honey labelling fraud
2015/07/20 Harmonised classification and labelling of rodenticides
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/11/17 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) classification of bluetongue
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/04/14 Recognition of oak and chestnut forests in the new 2014-2020 CAP regulations
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2014/10/10 Mid-term review of the CAP 2014-2020
2016/07/05 Case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in France
2016/03/17 Difference in the treatment of hydropower concessions in France and in Europe
2016/01/25 Obstacles preventing non-Polish EU citizens from working as farmers in Poland
2015/11/13 New breeding techniques (NBTs) for plants
2015/02/10 Distortion of VAT rates on yacht chartering in France and Italy
2014/09/30 Revision of the milk price equalisation scheme in Norway - repercussions for EU agri-business
2016/06/15 List of invasive alien species - giant hogweed
2015/11/17 Current situation as regards Xylella fastidiosa in the EU
2016/08/22 EU horticultural production and competitiveness of the sector
2016/06/02 EU horticultural production and indication of geographical origin
2016/06/02 EU horticultural production and competitiveness of the sector
2016/02/29 Biofuel production in the EU
2014/07/03 Competition in the taxi sector
2016/05/02 Vaccination in herds
2015/05/29 Rules on specialised nutrition
2015/03/03 Cormorant overpopulation
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/11/15 Customer identification and control methods in the context of Directive (EU) 2015/849
2016/07/11 Developing ways of tackling varroatosis
2016/06/14 Secondary legislation concerning a single lifetime identification document for equidae
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2015/11/13 Terms of payment in service contracts for pilot projects at the Commission
2015/01/08 Pilot project on best practices for animal transport
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/07/13 Impact of Brexit on beef quotas agreed under CETA
2016/01/22 Calculating the ILUC factor
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2016/04/13 Safeguard measures to protect the South African market against imports of European chicken
2016/02/24 Farming crisis
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/05/04 Palm oil tax
2016/04/26 Definition of the safety measure in the tobacco directive
2015/05/05 Classification of crude tall oil in Annex IX to the revised Directive 2009/28/EC
2015/04/30 The basis for including tall oil in Annex IX to the ILUC Directive
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2014/12/22 Request for the wolf to be declassified under the Habitats Directive and the Bern Convention