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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!

Non-attached Members
Movimento 5 Stelle
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2018/01/30 Tests on diesel engine exhaust fumes and use of human and animal guinea-pigs
2017/02/28 EU budget for validating alternative methods to animal testing
2016/06/24 Bullfighting and the EU budget
2015/10/13 Protecting fair competition on the European car market
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/05/21 Payments not made due to infringement proceedings
2015/02/13 The use of the Structural Funds to support persons with disabilities
2015/02/06 EuropeAid/DEVCO/DG Budget - Payments due to JCP s.r.l.
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2014/09/08 Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
2014/09/08 Expo 2015 Trade Fair
2014/07/28 Preclinical animal research
2017/12/15 Geographical indications (GI) for EU non-agricultural products
2017/09/12 Nationalisation of the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France
2017/05/19 Effects of SRF/RDF on cement
2017/05/19 Cement and REACH
2017/04/06 Pederobba cement works
2017/05/19 End-of-waste status for solid recovered fuel (SRF)
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'
2015/03/03 Rai Way
2014/09/12 Fiscal dumping in Europe
2018/06/13 Commissioner Oettinger's visit to Azerbaijan
2017/11/15 Expert Group on the Rail Supply Industry
2017/05/31 Possible infringements of EU law in relation to the 'Pedemontana Veneta' expressway
2017/03/03 Guarantee fund for the completion of the Pedemontana Lombarda motorway
2017/02/02 Google AdSense: freedom of expression on the internet and competition law
2016/09/07 Violations of EU law in approval procedures for the Brescia-Verona AV/AC train line project
2016/09/05 EU funding for earthquake protection measures
2016/08/31 Collective redundancies at Sistemi Informativi Srl, IBM Group
2016/04/04 Propaganda by public authorities urging citizens to abstain from voting in a referendum
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
2015/07/09 Exposure to electromagnetic fields
2015/05/06 Measures to monitor and reclaim the land of the Terra dei Fuochi
2015/02/06 Infringements of EU environmental legislation
2015/01/30 Inadequate precautionary measures in the wake of quarrying-related landslides
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
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
2014/09/05 Admissible ethyl ester levels in extra virgin olive oil
2016/11/11 Approach to biodegradable garden and park waste (grass clippings and prunings)
2016/10/13 National waste incineration programme
2016/09/08 Unequal treatment on age grounds
2016/04/22 Preliminary report on the national waste incineration programme
2017/11/15 Local authority transparency in Trentino-Alto Adige and adequacy of Italian anti-corruption law
2015/12/14 Remuneration for trainee specialists in the Italian health system
2015/11/10 Use of anti-depressants in children and teenagers
2014/12/16 OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.) Regasification Unit
2014/11/05 Lyon-Turin project - Impact on health of construction sites
2014/07/28 Villa Adriana, Tivoli
2014/07/23 Usury by Italian banks - ESCB supervision
2017/09/26 Asbestos in drinking water pipes and higher cancer rates at water supply points contaminated with asbestos fibres
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/02/12 Veneto regional authorities suspend obligation to use least-toxic pesticides
2015/06/02 Payment of excise duty on stolen distilled beverages
2015/02/05 South Tyrol 'Omnibus' law of 23 October 2014
2015/01/30 Pesticides and drinking water conservancy areas in South Tyrol
2014/11/04 Serious events that took place in Rome on 29 October 2014 during the AST workers' demonstration
2014/10/02 State aid for nuclear power: Hinkley Point C, United Kingdom
2014/09/26 Use of pesticides
2014/09/09 Immigration crisis in the Mediterranean
2017/04/12 EIB financing for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project
2015/06/10 Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project
2014/11/25 Regulatory development of the South Stream pipeline project
2017/02/28 The case of PFASs in the Veneto region (Italy) - possible application of EU law
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/07/12 WIND-H3G merger and new fourth mobile operator in Italy
2016/07/08 Malga Melagon landfill site, Asiago (VI) - risk of groundwater contamination
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
2015/12/07 Particulate filters
2015/12/04 Tre Monti landfill in Imola
2015/11/09 Mobile network coverage
2015/10/23 Illegal dumping of toxic waste from the former C & C factory (Padua, Italy)
2014/09/30 Protecting brown bears in the Trentino region of Italy