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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Mouvement Démocrate
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Culture and Education Substitute cult

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/25 Vine varieties resistant to cryptogamic diseases
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2016/01/19 Substances with endocrine-disrupting properties - follow-up to the judgment against the Commission
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2016/04/07 Recognition of psychomotor therapy qualifications in the Union
2016/02/17 Union promotion of web authoring tools which meet web accessibility requirements
2015/06/10 The fight against the disappearance of bees in the European Union
2015/04/08 Figures for road safety in the European Union in 2014
2015/03/09 Mileage fraud in the European Union
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2016/07/25 Derogation from the rules concerning the marketing of plant protection products
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
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2016/01/19 Protection of video game users, in particular minors
2015/09/24 EU-wide inquiry into vehicle emissions tests
2015/03/31 Aid to the refugee camps around Tindouf
2017/04/19 Future of EU assistance to Tunisia
2015/07/24 Food safety concerns regarding Canadian horsemeat imports
2015/02/02 New building materials and fire safety in Europe
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/04/07 Traineeship mobility in Europe
2016/03/21 Approval and surveillance of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/05/06 Delay in the approval of the new corporate venture scheme
2016/01/19 Situation of children in Europe
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2016/06/02 Effectiveness of the partial ban on three neonicotinoids
2016/01/28 European maritime spatial planning as part of the IMP
2015/10/26 Unfair commercial practices
2015/10/07 Impact of climate change on the European wine sector
2015/05/22 Effective entry into force of the European unitary patent
2014/09/18 Extension of motorway concession contracts by France and European competition law