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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Freie Wähler
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Member pest
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2014/11/13 Current situation regarding road transport financing in Europe
2014/11/13 Current situation regarding European road traffic networks with relevance across Member States
2016/11/07 Explosives trace detectors and workers' safety at Munich Airport
2016/05/17 Trade in poultrymeat between South Africa and the EU
2015/08/17 Performance-based controls of the CAP
2017/11/07 Follow up on resolution on the 2016 annual report on EU competition policy
2017/07/10 Area-related cross-compliance checks
2017/04/26 Common defence policy - function of the headquarters in Ulm
2016/05/24 Health risks as a result of switching from direct to alternating current along the same transmission section
2015/01/26 Protecting consumers from distortions of competition caused by illegal arrangements between companies
2017/06/12 Patent for naturally-mutated malting barley
2016/09/26 Situation of staff working for the European Patent Office
2015/10/13 Forestry in the European Union
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/02/12 Sale of the Nürburgring to the firm Capricorn
2017/12/13 Animal transport
2015/11/05 EU funding options for tackling the environmental impact of silting-up at the Chiemsee
2015/01/26 Consumer protection from toxic substances in imported goods
2015/03/26 Movement of animals between EU Member States under the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES)
2018/04/10 Disposal of shareholdings following state aid procedures
2017/12/19 Swine fever