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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: 2017-01-31

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
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/02/28 Follow-up question to Parliamentary Question E-008647/2016
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/04/19 Risks of foie gras consumption to humans
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2016/11/09 Review of the regulation on paediatric medicines
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2015/12/07 Japanese whaling in the Antarctic
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2016/12/16 Animal Transport Guides Project
2016/03/16 Welfare of dairy cows
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/04/29 EU Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015
2014/09/30 Ban on animal testing for household products
2014/08/27 Reauthorising processed animal proteins in feed
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
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/04/10 Animals as sentient beings
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2016/11/17 Dolphinaria in the European Union
2016/04/06 Food labelling of whale meat from the Faroe Islands
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/02/26 Consumer protection - fur products
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/11/17 High-frequency trading
2015/11/17 High-frequency trading
2014/08/29 Endosulfan use in aquaculture
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
2015/05/12 Individual cages used in the production of foie gras
2015/04/14 Recreational hunting of migratory birds in Malta
2014/10/17 US authorisation of an agricultural poison based on a chemical weapon
2014/09/12 Atrocities - 'Toro de la Vega'
2017/03/28 Global sustainable food production and working animals
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/05/04 Transport of live animals from EU to Turkey
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2016/02/25 German beer contaminated with glyphosate
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2017/03/02 VP/HR - Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia - Domestic Abuse Law
2017/02/02 Statistical data on fur farming
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
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
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2015/01/29 Iberpotash vacuum salt crystallisation plant