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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Kansallinen Kokoomus
Magic Circle
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2016/03/04 Use of recent research in policy on production of foie gras
2015/09/14 Need for a new European Food Safety Authority study on the production of foie gras
2015/07/24 Food safety concerns regarding Canadian horsemeat imports
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/06/22 Whale hunting in Norway
2017/02/27 Citing of social reasons as grounds for hunting wolves in Finland
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2015/10/30 Discharge of waste in international waters
2015/10/21 Measures to protect the eider population
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2015/06/29 Export of live cattle and sheep to third countries
2015/06/17 Adequate social protection
2015/03/06 Validation process for alternatives to animal testing
2017/09/01 Environmental Implementation Review (EIR)
2017/09/01 Environmental Implementation Review (EIR)
2016/10/13 Environmental benefits of ridesharing
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
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2016/10/31 Requirements for ship recycling facilities
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/02/02 Sales of loose detergents
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2017/07/10 Fostering development of the real-time economy in Europe
2017/04/27 Micro-scale slaughterhouses
2017/04/10 Clarification of Article 23(4) of the proposal for a revised Electricity Market Regulation
2017/02/10 Finland's interpretation of a directive applicable to small breweries
2016/04/18 Data roaming charges in Europe
2016/02/03 Implementing producer responsibility as regards distance selling
2015/07/22 CE marking of package treatment plants
2015/06/04 Unemployment among women aged over 50 in Europe
2015/03/13 Effect of VAT Directive on micro and small businesses
2017/04/12 Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal
2016/03/10 Health claim made for sourdough rye bread
2015/11/12 Commission ready to lift ban on PAA-washed chicken imports in framework of TTIP negotiations
2015/06/22 Single Electronic Format and Electronic Access Point
2015/04/30 Meat labelling
2015/02/24 US Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska
2015/02/04 Chronic pain and access to treatment
2017/06/09 VP/HR - Securing marine protected areas in the East Antarctic and the Weddell Sea
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/02/11 Forced evictions of Roma
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/02/03 Electric heaters for car engines
2014/11/21 VP/HR - Suspension of EU-Israel association agreement
2014/11/06 Violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Lithuania
2014/07/25 Freedom of expression, assembly and association for LGBT people in Russia
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/03/22 Trade in animals leaving the EU
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2017/03/30 Support of and visibility in Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2017/03/30 VP/HR - Support for and visibility of Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2015/11/16 Carbon bubble
2015/06/25 Carbon bubble