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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!


Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
Italy
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/21 Rules on unaccompanied minors
2015/05/21 VP/HR - Unjustified detention of young men refusing military service
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2015/06/29 Spain: introduction of legislative measures that threaten the rule of law
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Azerbaijan: European games in a climate of repression
2015/01/22 Single Supervisory Mechanism for the European Banking Union
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
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
2016/03/01 VP/HR - Ongoing violence in Darfur
2015/11/24 Violence against women
2015/04/28 Professional sportswomen
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Iran: Women regarded as 'breeding machines'
2015/03/04 Violence against women in Egypt
2016/05/30 VP/HR - Arrest of demonstrators in Togo
2016/03/01 Glyphosate a potential carcinogen
2016/01/28 VP/HR - Arrest of Samar Badawi
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/06/29 VP/HR - Saudi Arabia: Supreme Court confirms imprisonment and flogging for Raif Badawi
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Maldives: former president sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment following a show trial
2015/01/16 Abandoned farmland
2016/10/31 Report on child brides
2016/10/13 Combating child labour
2016/06/28 New study on child labour
2016/05/30 Child poverty in Italy
2016/04/21 Incorrect valuations in the Italian banking sector and subsequent repercussions on the system
2016/02/02 Disappearance of child migrants after their arrival in Europe
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2015/06/04 Infringement of Article 95 of Directive 2006/123/EC​ on services in the internal market by Disneyland Paris
2015/03/26 VP/HR - South Sudan: child soldiers battle-ready
2014/12/09 Financing a private airline
2014/11/14 Introducing flexibility into the internal stability pact
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2016/10/31 Drinking water, a luxury resource
2015/04/17 Producing drinking water from the air
2014/11/26 Translation of calls for proposals in the languages of the Member States
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2015/04/21 Latest migrant ships tragedies in the Mediterranean
2015/04/17 Yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean
2016/06/28 VP/HR — Human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/11/24 Responsibility for the Ebola emergency
2015/05/12 VP/HR - Lawyer arrested for criticising the use of the death penalty in Somaliland
2015/05/12 VP/HR - Human rights activist arrested in Iran
2015/04/28 VP/HR - Bahrain: continuing violations of human rights
2014/12/18 EIB's role in 'the Juncker Plan'
2016/06/28 Situation of children's rights in Italy
2016/05/30 Persons with disabilities in crisis-stricken areas
2016/02/11 Relocation of asylum seekers from Italy - current situation
2016/01/28 VP/HR - Female suicide bombers in Nigeria
2015/11/24 Vaccination of migrants
2015/07/03 Formal notice from the Commission asking Italy to repeal Law No 138 of 11 April 1974 concerning the ban on the use of powdered, condensed and reconstituted milk in dairy products
2015/06/29 Safer health care in Europe
2015/04/28 Islamic schools forcing children to beg in Senegal
2015/04/17 VP/HR - Nine-year-old girl raped by IS militants
2015/04/17 VP/HR - Boko Haram: children fleeing from Nigeria
2015/02/11 Refugee crisis in Italy
2015/01/22 Defeating Helicobacter pylori with an LED capsule
2015/01/22 Social network for children with disabilities
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Environmental activists in Honduras
2016/03/17 Environmental pollution alert
2016/01/29 No Frontex operations base yet established in Catania
2015/05/12 VP/HR - Hundreds of civilians killed during a month of attacks in Yemen
2015/04/28 VP/HR - Somalia: attack on a United Nations base
2015/04/17 Pre-packaged meals for food intolerance sufferers
2015/03/25 VP/HR - the massacre of Christians in Pakistan
2015/03/25 Yemen: assassination of the journalist and activist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Syria: Chlorine attacks by the Syrian air force
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU

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