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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Kansallinen Kokoomus
Magic Circle
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
2016/03/04 Use of recent research in policy on production of foie gras
2015/11/12 Commission ready to lift ban on PAA-washed chicken imports in framework of TTIP negotiations
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
2018/04/23 VP/HR - Monitoring the implementation of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact and responsibilities of the Government of Bangladesh under the Everything But Arms regime
2018/04/13 On-farm slaughter of sheep and direct sale of the meat to consumers
2017/06/09 VP/HR - Securing marine protected areas in the East Antarctic and the Weddell Sea
2016/02/03 Implementing producer responsibility as regards distance selling
2015/06/29 Export of live cattle and sheep to third countries
2015/04/30 Meat labelling
2015/02/24 US Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska
2018/03/14 Plans to support research on fair trade schemes
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2018/01/24 Consistency in the field of optometry and certification of professional optometrists
2017/04/10 Clarification of Article 23(4) of the proposal for a revised Electricity Market Regulation
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/03/22 Trade in animals leaving the EU
2015/02/03 Electric heaters for car engines
2018/04/24 Pig tail docking
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
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2016/03/10 Health claim made for sourdough rye bread
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
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
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
2018/02/20 Phasing out of animal testing
2018/01/24 Animal welfare at a public dog shelter in Ramnicu Valcea
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/03/06 Validation process for alternatives to animal testing
2017/07/10 Fostering development of the real-time economy in Europe
2016/04/18 Data roaming charges in Europe
2016/02/02 Sales of loose detergents
2015/07/22 CE marking of package treatment plants
2015/06/22 Single Electronic Format and Electronic Access Point
2015/06/04 Unemployment among women aged over 50 in Europe
2015/02/04 Chronic pain and access to treatment
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2018/04/03 Subsidies for burning wood chips and the principles of the circular economy and the Waste Framework Directive
2017/11/21 Member State compliance with the principles of waste legislation and Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of life vehicles
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2016/10/31 Requirements for ship recycling facilities
2016/10/13 Environmental benefits of ridesharing
2016/02/11 Forced evictions of Roma
2015/10/30 Discharge of waste in international waters
2015/10/21 Measures to protect the eider population
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2018/06/15 Compliance with obligations under the Birds Directive as regards felling operations in commercial forests during bird nesting seasons
2018/05/22 Application of the EU Public Procurement Directive in Finland in relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2017/04/27 Micro-scale slaughterhouses
2017/02/27 Citing of social reasons as grounds for hunting wolves in Finland
2017/02/10 Finland's interpretation of a directive applicable to small breweries
2015/06/17 Adequate social protection
2015/03/13 Effect of VAT Directive on micro and small businesses