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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Regional Development Vice-Chair regi
Petitions Member peti
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
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
2017/03/06 The role of regional policies in the White Paper on the Future of Europe
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/12/17 Italian 'bad bank' plan
2015/03/13 Report on certified expenditure for the ERDF Regional Operational Programme (ROP) 2007-2013 for Campania
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2015/04/17 European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2016/12/15 Failure to give justices of the peace civil service employee status or social security or social welfare protections
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2015/12/10 Ilva and infringement of EU state aid rules
2015/09/25 Consumption phase in the circular economy
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2016/04/22 Grounds for refusing derogation to automatic decommitment (Article 56(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006)
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/04/28 Selection and impact of audits on the Structural Funds
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/01/14 Macroeconomic imbalances and budget surplus thresholds
2015/07/07 VP/HR - European initiative for education in refugee camps
2015/05/20 'Guarantee for over-50s' initiative
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2016/09/15 Revised methodology for calculation of output gaps and role of the European Parliament
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/10 Fraudulent evocation regarding tomatoes of the 'San Marzano' variety
2015/10/21 Urgent measures to repair flood damage in Benevento
2015/10/13 Tax balancing measures
2015/06/03 Combating food waste
2017/03/28 Flight cuts at Reggio Calabria Airport
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2017/03/28 Competition in the polypropylene (PP) granule sector
2016/06/10 Free competition in the polypropylene granule sector