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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)
Alternativa Popolare
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Budgets Substitute budg

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/06 Pachino tomato crisis
2018/01/19 Water problem in Sicily
2018/01/19 Citrus fruit crisis in Sicily
2017/06/16 EU-China agreement: clarifications
2017/03/15 Clarification requested regarding sub-measure 4.1 of the RDP for Sicily
2017/02/02 Clarification on Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
2016/10/31 Crisis in the lemon-growing sector in Sicily
2016/08/31 Durum wheat crisis
2016/05/31 Clarification requested regarding the use of the E 141 food colour
2016/03/30 Recognising compensation for a disaster and possible State aid
2016/02/02 Western conifer seed bug
2015/12/22 Pinoxaden: status at EU level
2015/12/22 Wild boar in Sicily: a problem which needs to be solved
2015/11/25 Clarification concerning the administrative procedure to discontinue proceedings in relation to the company Duca di Salaparuta
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/06/04 Clarifications regarding an application for SIAN aid in the context of the RDP Sicily 2007-2013
2015/05/26 Clarifications with regard to PDO, PGI and TSG labels
2015/05/20 Promotion of wild berries
2015/04/10 Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE - clarifications
2015/02/20 Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 369/2005 not yet published
2015/01/07 Air pollution in Sicily
2016/12/02 EUR 100 million for fruit and vegetables - request for clarification
2016/05/04 Clarification of quality label rules in relation to TTIP as regards Sicilian processed products
2016/04/11 Clarification concerning quality label rules and TTIP for Sicilian sea salt
2016/04/07 Clarification regarding quality label rules and TTIP for Sicilian oils
2016/04/07 Clarification regarding quality label rules and TTIP for Sicilian cheeses
2016/04/07 Clarification regarding quality label rules and TTIP for Sicilian fruit and vegetables
2016/04/07 Clarification concerning quality label rules and TTIP
2014/10/06 Motorways of the sea
2017/11/14 Teachers in precarious employment at Italian schools
2017/08/30 The case of Fipronil found in eggs
2017/02/01 Glucose meters
2016/05/10 Discrimination against nursery school teachers and childcare workers in kindergartens managed by Italian municipalities, in particular in Rome
2016/03/29 Amendment of/insertion in Community legislation (Directive 2012/12/EU)
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2016/02/18 Italian legislation on new hydro-electric concessions
2016/02/18 Italian legislation on hydro-electric concessions: infringement proceedings 2011/2026
2017/09/06 Drinking Water Directive WHO study results
2016/12/01 Boron in mineral water - follow-up
2016/07/13 Aflatoxin content of almonds
2016/01/29 Limit on boron in mineral water: request for revision
2015/05/20 Nitrate and nitrite content in vegetables: possible health risks
2014/12/03 Boron content of water for drinking
2014/10/06 Anoplophora chinensis malasiaca
2018/05/03 Regulation of electronic cigarettes and new tobacco products
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/06/19 Vegan food products with misleading sales denominations
2017/04/28 EU-Morocco Association Agreements, judgment of the EU Court of Justice
2016/10/28 Food products with misleading names
2016/08/31 Erasmus +
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/06/30 Honey - labelling of country of origin
2016/06/15 The role of off-patent innovation as regards access and sustainability of healthcare systems
2016/02/18 Products containing gluten: protecting coeliac consumers
2015/12/08 Food defence and TTIP
2015/12/08 Food chain safety
2015/06/30 Clarifications with regard to products obtained from the processing of olives
2014/12/03 Food wastage
2014/11/04 Access to credit for SMEs
2014/11/04 Olives contaminated with chromium
2014/09/11 Red palm weevil
2017/04/10 Follow-up to written question on misleading use of images in blood orange juice
2017/02/02 Misleading use of images and names of individual ingredients
2016/09/29 Turkish lemons containing biphenyl
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/05/20 Use of Chlorpyrifos-ethyl
2015/02/20 Use of colourings in 'arancia rossa' juice drinks
2014/12/03 Family farming
2014/10/08 Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)
2014/10/06 Aphis illinoisensis
2014/09/11 Technical assistance
2017/02/01 Counterfeit extra virgin olive oil
2016/07/13 European recognition of the profession of emergency response driver
2016/07/13 Natural and synthetic tartaric acid
2016/03/29 Heptadecenoic acid in oil
2015/09/23 Tunisia - Tunisian oil quotas, support for EU production
2015/09/23 VP/HR - Tunisia: quota for Tunisian oil and support for European production
2014/12/03 Cuts in the common agricultural policy
2014/11/04 Soil degradation
2014/10/23 2014 EU budget - Chapters 05 02, 05 03 and 05 04 (agriculture)
2014/10/23 EU Budget 2014 - Chapters 05 05, 05 06 and 05 08 on the agricultural sector
2014/10/06 Milk quotas
2017/02/01 Using biological pest control to reduce the oriental chestnut gall wasp population
2016/09/02 Free importation of South African oranges
2016/01/04 Economic opportunities offered by the cultivation of manna
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/09/11 Oriental chestnut gall wasp
2016/10/31 Special situation of islands
2016/08/31 Poverty in the EU: the situation of women
2016/03/29 Problems with DOP certification
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/01/07 VP/HR - The death penalty in Iran
2014/11/04 Xylella fastidiosa
2014/11/04 School Fruit Scheme
2014/09/30 VAT exemption in the maritime transport sector
2014/09/11 Russian embargo
2016/05/10 Citrus Black Spot
2014/09/11 Citrus black spot