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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!

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Lega Nord
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/30 VP/HR - Olive oil imports from Tunisia
2018/01/29 Conserving the biodiversity of Italian paddy fields
2017/12/06 Dossier to activate the safeguard clause
2017/10/06 VP/HR - Seizure of the motorised fishing boat Anna Madre
2017/09/28 Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012
2017/09/18 Seizure of Italian fishing vessel
2017/08/28 The Italian pensions system
2017/07/24 Young drug addicts
2017/07/19 Emergency in Liguria
2017/04/06 Safeguard clause in connection with imports of rice from Cambodia
2017/03/14 Unregulated imports
2017/02/15 Protecting species of fish
2017/02/09 Protecting the Italian rice industry
2017/02/09 Protecting students with disabilities
2017/01/27 Speculation on commodities derivatives
2017/01/27 Schengen system
2016/10/27 Italian police force emergency
2018/04/05 Gambling infringement procedures
2017/05/22 Gambling in Italy
2016/12/14 Education for entrepreneurship
2016/11/07 Gambling
2018/05/29 Statements by Commissioner Oettinger
2018/05/14 Casella Fund
2018/01/22 Public health in Italy
2017/10/16 Public funding for K-Flex
2016/12/20 Public health
2018/04/13 Discount Track
2018/01/16 'Made in.....'
2018/01/10 Incidents involving waste facilities
2017/11/08 Haribo
2017/10/10 Energy efficiency of hotel facilities
2017/04/05 Support for livestock farmers
2017/04/04 CEVA Logistics
2017/03/27 Aid for families
2017/01/26 Sports facilities in Italy
2016/12/06 EU climate measures
2016/11/10 Introducing measures to support snail farmers
2016/09/20 Cameron Grove plant in Voghera, Italy
2016/09/12 Support for products made in Italy
2018/05/23 Start of negotiations with Australia and New Zealand
2018/03/16 Scrappage of freight wagons
2018/01/12 Reduction in freight traffic at the Brenner Pass
2017/09/12 VAT on veterinary services
2017/07/11 Free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand
2017/05/09 Call centres and relocations
2016/11/21 EU funding for research
2016/09/30 'Scuole al Centro' initiative
2018/04/27 Infringement of EU principles in the renewal, without any invitation to tender, of the concession to IGT Lottomatica
2017/10/23 Renewal of the concession of IGT Lottomatica without tendering
2017/10/12 Integration of foreign pupils in schools
2017/07/26 Conservatoire teachers' precarious conditions of employment
2017/04/11 Valle del Ticino nature park
2018/04/10 The private body Accredia
2018/03/19 Market for European motorcycles in the United States
2018/02/21 Relocation of the company 'Embraco' in Turin
2018/02/12 Youth Guarantee programme
2017/11/08 Compensation for victims of violent crime
2017/10/12 Eastern European universities
2017/06/19 Compulsory vaccinations
2017/05/31 Blue Whale
2017/05/15 Weather damage in agriculture
2017/04/25 Damage to viticulture in the Oltrepò Pavese area
2017/04/05 European tax havens
2017/03/16 China Export and the CE marking
2017/02/20 Cost of cent coins
2017/01/18 Black market in pet animals
2016/12/20 Relocation monitoring
2016/12/19 Hydrogeological instability: derogation from budget constraints to ensure the safety of territories and regions hit by floods
2016/10/18 Explosions at the BASF factory in Ludwigshafen
2016/10/13 Establishing a European body dedicated to viticulture
2016/09/15 Hydrogeological risk in the so-called Oltrepò Pavese area
2018/05/28 Recognition of professional qualifications
2018/04/20 Application of the Bolkestein Directive to beach concessions
2018/02/06 Transparency in EMA applications
2017/09/25 Bolkestein Directive and amateur sports associations
2017/08/29 Changes to the Highway Code
2017/07/17 Motorway concessions
2017/05/18 Firearms Directive
2017/12/18 Novel food labelling
2017/12/11 Decree on country of origin indicated on labelling
2017/11/21 Italian labelling laws
2017/06/30 Labelling of aquaculture products
2017/06/19 Accident at the Bitolea facility
2017/04/11 Wine labelling
2017/02/20 Labelling
2016/11/24 Immunotherapy
2018/04/16 Crisis in the Italian sugar industry
2018/01/16 Crisis in the Italian dairy sector
2017/06/20 Social impact of the crisis at Ilva in the Genoa region
2017/06/13 EU military spending
2017/04/28 Road haulage crisis in Italy
2017/03/09 Italian cinema crisis
2017/02/03 Road safety
2016/09/30 Refugee crisis in Italy