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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/04/23 Clarifications regarding Directive 2006/123/EC and the seaside business sector
2018/02/27 Infringement of Directive 2009/72/EC with regard to the ARERA authority's resolution No 50/2018
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/12/07 Problems with the implementation in Italy of Directive 2002/22/EC with regard to the single European emergency call number 112.
2018/01/18 Restriction of freight traffic along the Brenner Pass
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2015/10/07 Potential action against the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF-EN)
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2018/06/07 EU funding for students and pupils of all Italian schools
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2015/02/02 Confiscation
2018/02/28 Security in Mexico and the new Global Agreement
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Italian citizens missing in Mexico
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2018/05/03 Situation at the French-Italian border near Bardonecchia
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2017/11/27 Froneri Italy dispute - redundancies in Parma
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
2014/09/24 New 2014-2020 Italy-Switzerland Interreg programme
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Religious minorities and persecution of Christians in Sudan
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2017/11/06 Defending and safeguarding cultural heritage in Syria
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/12/15 Promoting trans-European tourist routes via cooperation between regions
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/03/31 Copyright reform
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe