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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!

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Movimento 5 Stelle
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
International Trade Member inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/08 Unequal treatment on age grounds
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/01/30 Inadequate precautionary measures in the wake of quarrying-related landslides
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/05/26 Impact on jobs in Europe of granting China market economy status
2016/02/16 Study on the impact of TTIP on agriculture
2016/01/21 Giving China market economy status under 'certain conditions'
2015/10/13 Protecting fair competition on the European car market
2014/09/12 Fiscal dumping in Europe
2015/12/14 Remuneration for trainee specialists in the Italian health system
2015/06/10 Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/07/08 Malga Melagon landfill site, Asiago (VI) - risk of groundwater contamination
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/12/04 Tre Monti landfill in Imola
2015/11/10 Use of anti-depressants in children and teenagers
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/06/02 Payment of excise duty on stolen distilled beverages
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/12/16 OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.) Regasification Unit
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/10/10 Protection of site of Community importance under Directive 92/43/EEC
2014/10/09 Administration of EU funding by Calabria Regional Council
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2014/09/08 Expo 2015 Trade Fair
2016/02/12 Veneto regional authorities suspend obligation to use least-toxic pesticides
2015/02/06 Infringements of EU environmental legislation
2015/01/30 Pesticides and drinking water conservancy areas in South Tyrol
2014/09/26 Use of pesticides
2016/09/07 Violations of EU law in approval procedures for the Brescia-Verona AV/AC train line project
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
2015/03/03 Rai Way
2015/02/05 South Tyrol 'Omnibus' law of 23 October 2014
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/08/31 Collective redundancies at Sistemi Informativi Srl, IBM Group
2016/07/12 WIND-H3G merger and new fourth mobile operator in Italy
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2016/06/21 Deterioration in air quality in the Sugana Valley in Italy
2016/03/09 "Corte dei Signori" exploration permit in the Mezzano Valley
2016/02/23 Extension of fire prevention compliance for hotel facilities in the Milleproroghe Decree 2016
2015/12/22 Extension of concessions for quarry lots for the extraction of porphyry
2015/11/09 Mobile network coverage
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/02/06 EuropeAid/DEVCO/DG Budget - Payments due to JCP s.r.l.
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy
2014/09/05 Admissible ethyl ester levels in extra virgin olive oil
2014/07/28 Villa Adriana, Tivoli
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/11/19 Real-time support for European industry, including steel
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2014/09/09 Immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2016/11/08 Follow-up to Written Question P-006729/2016 on the concentration of commercial developments in the Verona Sud district
2016/09/06 Concentration of commercial developments in the Verona Sud district
2016/11/11 Approach to biodegradable garden and park waste (grass clippings and prunings)
2016/10/13 National waste incineration programme
2016/04/22 Preliminary report on the national waste incineration programme
2015/10/23 Illegal dumping of toxic waste from the former C & C factory (Padua, Italy)