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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!


Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Front national
France
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/03/11 Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States
2015/03/10 Impact of the instrument of pre-accession aid on the agricultural sectors of the Member States
2015/02/05 Policy to boost agricultural income
2016/09/29 Integrating migrants into rural areas
2015/06/19 Sustaining jobs in rural areas and unfair competition
2015/04/29 Suspension by the Commission of payment of the "young farmers' grant"
2015/04/29 Five-year subsidised loans for young farmers
2015/04/10 Change in French farmers' incomes since the CAP reform of 1992
2015/04/10 Lack of support from the CAP for French farmers
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/03/16 Opening and closing dates for the hunting of migratory birds
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/03/26 Request for EAFRD funding for hunting
2016/01/26 Gassing of geese in the Netherlands
2015/05/26 Consumer pressure on large-scale retailers
2015/04/30 Application of the resolution on the traceability of meat
2015/04/10 Compensation for pollution originating from neighbouring countries
2015/04/08 Compensation in the event of pollution originating in surrounding countries
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/02/23 Commission programme on immigration
2016/09/29 TTIP and protection of controlled designations of origin
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2015/02/26 Animal inspections as part of the negotiations of the TTIP
2015/02/24 Amendment of EU directives on fuel quality and renewable energy
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2016/11/09 Assessment of damage caused by game in Europe
2016/07/12 Damage to farms caused by water voles
2016/02/18 Rearing conditions on poultry farms
2015/07/09 Implications of the abolition of quotas and price control for the sugar beet industry
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/15 Milk quotas and deregulation
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/30 Tests and effects on man of the pesticides used by agriculture
2014/11/14 Deregulation of the sugar market in Europe on 1 October 2017
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2015/02/05 Coordination of anti-terrorism and anti-drug trafficking policies
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries

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