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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: 2017-10-16

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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Italy
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/28 Case R657: expiry review and case R670: anti-circumvention investigation
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/30 Workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh following factory explosion
2016/03/22 IPR protection and public performance rights in EU-Japan FTA
2016/03/18 Legislative proposal for a single European geographical indication protection system for non-agricultural products
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/10/19 Introduction of an export exception (waiver) within the existing Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2016/06/09 Changing role of 'bad banks' and the consequential potential distortion of competition on the EU market
2015/12/17 Italian 'bad bank' plan
2015/07/10 Italian legislation on non-residential property leases - possible infringement of EU free competition and free market rules
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2015/01/28 Worrying state of Italian healthcare
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
2017/03/10 Lesser duty rule in the EU-Vietnam trade agreement
2016/11/10 Environmental Goods Agreement
2016/10/04 Vietnam's special consumption tax reform on wines and spirits
2016/03/22 The takeover of Schott Solar by Rioglass Solar S.p.A.
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/01/30 EU-Korea agreement on trade in organic products
2015/01/30 New EU-Morocco agreement on the recognition of geographical indications
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/24 EU research: new grants for centres of excellence and SMEs
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/03/31 Commission's intervention regarding possible obstacles to electronic commerce in the EU
2015/03/24 Reduced VAT rates for all books within the EU
2015/02/27 New EIB funding for European SMEs
2015/02/06 The right to be forgotten and censored Google indexing for the European market
2015/02/05 Possible risks associated with increased exports of Tunisian olive oil to the European market
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2015/01/20 Eurasian Economic Union: challenge to or opportunity for the EU?
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/29 Possible closure of single European hotline to report missing children
2015/03/31 Irregularity in the implementation of the EU Waste Water Directive in Italy
2015/03/24 Attempts to create a single EU procedure on privacy
2015/01/30 Commission report on employment: situation in Italy
2015/01/21 Corporate taxation in Italy
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/11/10 Commission implementing decision of 10 September 2014 concerning the implementation of the undertaking referred to in Implementing Decision 2013/707/EU
2014/09/24 New 2014-2020 Italy-Switzerland Interreg programme
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/06/29 EU wine: timely agreements to open up the Chinese market
2015/03/24 EU energy market - new measures to promote energy-saving LED light bulbs
2015/02/05 Concern at Italy's slowness in keeping pace with the EU broadband market
2015/02/04 EU market capital to help start-ups and SMEs
2014/11/20 Possible postponement of the abolition of roaming charges
2015/02/27 Discriminatory treatment of the EU's trade protection measures
2015/02/27 Discriminatory treatment of the EU's trade protection measures
2016/09/19 Exemption of anti-dumping duties on seamless pipe imports produced by Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co. Ltd
2016/02/16 Risk of imminent removal of anti-dumping duties on screw and bolt imports from China
2015/09/15 Export controls in respect of dual-use items after the Hacking Team revelations
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/01/15 Europe's gas supply at risk
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2016/06/29 Revision of pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin for textiles
2015/06/11 Greater transparency for EU development aid
2015/06/04 European Research Area: greater transparency and more information about funding
2015/06/01 Humanitarian aid shortage in the Tindouf Camps
2015/04/22 New EU rules on traceability and transparency in the textiles and clothing sector
2015/01/30 Alarming situation in the sugar sector in Europe
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/02/27 Representation of women at the top level of EU businesses
2015/02/27 Clandestine immigration and possible agreements with migrants' States of origin
2015/01/29 EU backing for simpler and flexible forms of smart working
2015/01/14 EU trade agreements and assessing their impact on women
2015/01/13 Possible harmonisation at EU level between trade agreements and cultural exchange programmes
2014/12/15 VP/HR - Position of working women in Pakistan
2014/12/12 Relaunching the EU-Brazil trade partnership
2014/11/26 Commission proposal concerning the presence of women on the boards of EU companies

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