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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: 2018-07-05

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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/04/11 The spread of invasive fish species in the Baltic Sea
2016/02/16 Baltic Sea fishing quotas
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/10/01 Possibility for Member States to restrict or prohibit the use of genetically modified food and feed on their territory
2018/04/27 Emissions from heavy-duty vehicles
2018/03/21 Airport Charges Directive
2017/12/20 EU Gas Directive
2017/09/13 Flight delays
2015/07/20 Trade barriers impacting imports of solar cells and modules
2015/01/30 EU-Canada economic and trade agreement (CETA)
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2016/09/13 Use of glyphosate
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2018/05/23 Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market
2018/02/27 Copyright in the Digital Single Market
2017/03/31 Use of formalin/formaldehyde
2015/02/27 Competition with non-EU countries: ensuring a level playing field on the electricity market
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2017/05/02 European services e-card
2016/08/31 African swine fever
2015/01/22 Restriction of free movement of services
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2017/11/06 Road safety for lorry drivers
2017/03/09 Fishing opportunities in Svalbard fishery
2016/09/13 Small airports
2014/12/22 Working conditions for drivers
2017/10/30 Application of posting rules to international road transport
2017/09/13 Air traffic controllers
2017/05/31 Fictitious road transport companies
2016/09/20 EU air transport
2016/08/31 Road transport markets
2015/10/13 Application of anti-dumping measures
2018/01/29 Odometer manipulation
2015/12/16 Availability of modern medicines
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2014/11/21 Poverty reduction
2018/02/22 Use of neonicotinoid pesticides
2018/02/08 Taking animal welfare standards into account in respect of technological advances in medical research
2017/11/16 Open access to scientific research data and publications
2017/10/30 Illegal animal smuggling
2017/09/27 Security of consumer data
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/08/31 Dangers posed by Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2014/11/06 Minimum income
2017/12/08 Ensuring the rights of individuals with dyslexia
2017/11/23 Support for the fisheries sector
2017/09/20 Inclusion of recreational fisheries in multi-annual fisheries management plans
2017/07/10 Tracking and tracing system for tobacco products
2017/06/23 Prohibition on the use of plant protection products under the Common Agricultural Policy in areas subject to mandatory greening requirements
2016/10/18 EU airspace capacity
2016/10/18 Regulation of road haulage
2015/12/16 Regulation No 1380/2013 on the common fisheries policy
2015/11/12 Lufthansa strike and rights of customers
2015/10/13 EU support for tourism development