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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
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Culture and Education Substitute cult
Regional Development Substitute regi
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/11/09 Review of the regulation on paediatric medicines
2015/06/24 Regulation on medicinal products for paediatric use and policies on paediatric oncology drug development
2015/04/30 Prevention of infectious childhood diseases - 100 000 new cases of measles and rubella in Europe
2015/04/30 European policies for the prevention and control of hospital infections
2015/04/13 Ban on the import of plant species in France
2015/03/19 Xylella fastidiosa crisis
2015/01/29 European programmes supporting research in the field of paediatric medicine
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/07/12 Protection of private property in Montenegro
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/10/08 Combating the sale of abortion-inducing drugs online
2015/06/16 Funding of research into new tuberculosis drugs
2015/04/08 Protection of the safety of passengers and air transport staff
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU
2015/09/09 Occupational safety and health in the agricultural sector
2015/02/12 Substitutive power
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/11/25 Extension of motorway concessions in Italy
2014/10/16 Italy's transposition of Council Directive 2001/23/EC: problems relating to the call centre sector
2017/01/17 Projected coastal LPG storage facility in area D146 of the Manfredonia industrial zone - compatibility with Directive 92/43/EEC
2016/11/17 Projected LPG coastal warehouse in area D146 of the Manfredonia industrial zone - compatibility with Directive 92/43/EEC
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/04/10 Mapping of social business in Europe
2017/09/27 Working conditions at the airline company Ryanair
2016/07/08 Selection criteria for measures under the 2014-2020 regional development programme (RDP) for Puglia - LEADER programme
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2014/12/04 Protecting the rights of people who are deaf, deaf-blind or have hearing disabilities and promoting the use of Italian sign language
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2017/08/30 Contaminated eggs scandal
2017/07/14 Definition of 'remote region' in the context of the rules governing State aid
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/03/19 European unemployment insurance
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/02/25 The ScanMed corridor and the financing of the Adriatic rail line (Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto)
2015/02/12 Competitiveness of the glass industry in the European Union, and the imminent closure of the Sangalli Group's glass factory in Manfredonia
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2015/03/31 Minimum wage in the European Union
2014/12/18 Minimum income in the European Union

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