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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)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/07/12 State of play in the infringement proceedings against Hungary in connection with the levying of the health tax on alcoholic beverages
2017/05/31 Preoperative skin disinfection
2016/03/03 Alcoholic beverages in Public Health Bill proposed by the Irish Government
2017/03/22 Voluntary portion-based food labelling schemes
2016/05/09 Recommending serving sizes in accordance with Article 33(5) of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation
2015/07/27 Q&As on Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011
2015/07/21 National rules introduced in the context of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 (Food Information Regulation)
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Turkish provocation of Greece
2014/10/14 National requirements to include origin markings on food labels
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2016/01/28 Definition of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
2017/02/09 Constitutional reform package and referendum in Turkey
2015/12/16 Fraud regarding the protected designation of origin (PDO) labelling of Parma ham
2017/07/20 Turkey: Torture, punishment of family members and denial of citizenship
2015/11/20 Seizure of Koza Ipek Holding in Turkey
2016/05/04 Deception with vegetarian and vegan foods
2016/02/25 Mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for certain foods
2015/11/17 Introduction of compatible systems for the registration of pet animals across Member States
2015/07/16 Damage to stone and soft fruit caused by the spread of the spotted-winged drosophilia fly
2014/10/14 Minor variations in the composition of distance-marketed foods
2015/11/20 Minimum liver weight versus fat content in foie gras production
2015/04/21 Implementing act pursuant to Article 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2017/07/03 Authorisation of plant protection products
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU