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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
Magic Circle
Terrorism Member terr
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Petitions Substitute peti
Human Rights Substitute droi
Fisheries Substitute pech
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/14 'Traffic light' labelling
2015/04/29 Applying engine emission limits to narrow-track tractors
2015/04/29 Feasibility of engine emission limits for narrow tractors
2014/11/17 Origin labelling for horsemeat
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2016/12/16 Collapse in honey production - bee killer
2016/11/30 Information to the SIS
2016/11/30 Information to EUROPOL
2016/11/30 Information to EURODAC
2016/06/03 Inaccurate information and TTIP communication plan
2016/02/29 Biofuel production in the EU
2015/05/22 SKA radio telescope project
2015/04/15 Russian embargo and prevention of food fraud
2015/02/02 Information regarding food production sites
2014/09/30 Food information for consumers
2018/04/23 The case of Alfie Evans: freedom of choice and of movement of the child
2018/04/19 Help for victims of crime and the Salpietro family case
2018/04/17 Sugar market in Mediterranean Member States
2016/11/14 Tariff liberalisation for rice imports and distortion of the EU market
2016/10/31 Health inequalities between EU Member States
2016/07/06 Operation Sophia
2016/05/27 Internet and trafficking in human beings
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/12/21 Animal and human cloning in China
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/04/29 Potential closure of the Alcatel-Lucent plant in Trieste
2014/10/03 Telecommunications and investment
2014/10/03 VP/HR - Human rights violations in Ethiopia
2017/02/03 VP/HR - Christian activist Eduardo Cardet arrested
2016/04/07 Situation in Ukraine
2016/02/17 Wi-Fi malfunctions on high-speed railways
2015/10/07 Macro-financial assistance for Ukraine
2015/10/07 Persecution of Christians inside migrant reception centres
2015/04/29 Energy Union and petroleum products
2015/04/15 Definition of what is meant by cascading use of resources
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/10/12 Sustainability of costs of registering dyes/colourings for SMEs
2016/12/09 Bird flu: high risk on French farms
2016/10/31 Interoperability of databases
2016/05/17 Syrian arrivals and shift in migration flows
2016/04/15 Central Mediterranean migration route
2016/04/11 Trade surplus
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/01/30 Excessive surpluses and international trade
2014/07/28 Risk of terrorist infiltration and migration flows
2017/04/10 Measures to counter the decrease in vaccination coverage in Europe
2016/10/12 Public-private sector cooperation in post-Cotonou EU-ACP relations
2015/12/10 Funding of terrorism and sale of oil in ISIS-controlled areas
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2015/09/23 Commission representation funding for Festa de l'Unità
2015/07/23 Obscene acts with EU funding
2015/06/02 Fiscal measures to avoid fuel cost increases
2015/05/11 Tax relief following theft of spirits and alcohol
2015/02/26 Public authority payments
2014/11/18 VP/HR - Investigation into the shooting down of Flight MH17
2014/10/16 Funding for public works to maintain hydrogeological settings (Italy)
2016/12/07 Counterfeit and piracy goods, illicit commerce
2016/04/21 Incorrect valuations in the Italian banking sector and subsequent repercussions on the system
2016/03/14 Conditions for the exemption from mandatory nutrition declaration on prepacked foods
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2015/11/17 Terrorist attack in Paris
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/03/03 EU Clinical Trials Regulation - implementation and rare diseases
2015/01/28 Misuse of emergency contraceptives
2014/10/29 Application of Directive 2001/55/EC
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2016/10/19 Practices and transparency of review-based websites
2016/10/19 Practices and transparency of review-based websites
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2017/07/10 Extension of measures to relocate asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2016/09/23 Levying of tolls on Naples by-pass
2016/07/06 Allegations of illegal activities by an NGO in Italy
2016/06/27 Implementation of the CEN standard for the detection of accidents caused by the use of agricultural machinery
2016/02/29 Implementation of the refugee relocation scheme in Italy
2016/02/17 Inefficiency of the implementation plan for the Youth Guarantee in Italy
2015/09/30 Agreement between Italy and Malta on disembarkations
2015/07/03 Formal notice from the Commission asking Italy to repeal Law No 138 of 11 April 1974 concerning the ban on the use of powdered, condensed and reconstituted milk in dairy products
2017/12/12 European Medicines Agency
2017/12/12 European Medicines Agency
2015/04/15 European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/02/27 Work Programme of the European Commission for 2015