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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/28 Global sustainable food production and working animals
2016/04/19 Risks of foie gras consumption to humans
2016/04/06 Food labelling of whale meat from the Faroe Islands
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/05/12 Individual cages used in the production of foie gras
2017/12/13 Wolf hunting in Saxony
2017/04/18 Hunting of migratory bird species during spring in Malta
2017/01/12 Raccoons and EU list of invasive alien species
2015/09/10 Maltese bird hunting
2015/04/14 Recreational hunting of migratory birds in Malta
2015/01/29 Iberpotash vacuum salt crystallisation plant
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2017/10/11 Study by Policy Department A - 'Economic Aspects of the Regulatory Framework in the Area of Fertilisers'
2016/12/16 Animal Transport Guides Project
2016/05/04 Transport of live animals from EU to Turkey
2015/04/10 Animals as sentient beings
2014/08/27 Reauthorising processed animal proteins in feed
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/02/02 Statistical data on fur farming
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/02/26 Consumer protection - fur products
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/03/02 VP/HR - Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia - Domestic Abuse Law
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/03/16 Welfare of dairy cows
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2015/12/09 Mass livestock farming: a breeding ground for multi-drug-resistant microbes
2015/04/29 EU Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015
2014/10/17 US authorisation of an agricultural poison based on a chemical weapon
2014/08/29 Endosulfan use in aquaculture
2018/05/30 Extensive use of derogation to export meat from slaughter without stunning to third countries
2018/02/28 Animal cruelty and the health scandal concerning meat brand El Pozo
2018/02/07 Indonesian dog meat trade, animal cruelty and rabies control
2017/02/28 Follow-up question to Parliamentary Question E-008647/2016
2016/11/17 Dolphinaria in the European Union
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2018/03/22 High rate of mortality of farmed pigs in Germany
2015/11/17 High-frequency trading
2015/11/17 High-frequency trading
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2014/09/30 Ban on animal testing for household products
2014/09/12 Atrocities - 'Toro de la Vega'
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2016/02/25 German beer contaminated with glyphosate