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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/09 Hunting of migratory birds contrary to the Wild Birds Directive
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2016/01/04 Negative impact of correction coefficients on staffing of European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency and other EU decentralised agencies
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2014/09/30 European manufacturing industry and antidumping policies
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2016/01/12 VP/HR - Case of Kamal Foroughi
2015/10/07 Violation of the human rights of refugees in Hungary
2015/02/16 Asbestos in the old 'Vaserie Trevigiane' works
2014/11/07 VP/HR - Case of Ghoncheh Ghavami in Iran
2014/10/16 Meteorological disasters and the EU Solidarity Fund
2016/05/09 Confiscation by the Municipality of Padua of money obtained by begging
2016/04/20 Abolition of the Committee for the Representation of Foreign Nationals Resident in Padua
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2014/10/06 Discriminatory recruitment procedures in the municipality of Padua
2016/09/20 Volkswagen scandal - compensating European consumers
2015/10/07 Hungary - improper use of European funds and the migrant crisis
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/04/20 New rules governing places of worship in the Veneto Region
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/06/09 Adoption of provisional anti-dumping measures for GOES imports
2014/11/05 Ca' Balestra landfill project
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/09/29 Raw materials and legislative reciprocity
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2014/10/13 Regional governments in the Member States and foreign policy
2016/05/04 Allocation of social housing in Padua
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/04/13 Relief from social security contributions and free competition in Venice and Chioggia
2015/04/23 The future of metallurgical industries and energy prices
2014/12/22 The internal energy market and renewable energy: how does Europe intend to promote flexibility?
2016/07/11 Mortgages indexed to the Swiss franc
2015/02/11 End of milk quota - impact on prices