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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/05/24 Better consumer information on EU furniture products
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/07/03 Funding for research into new anti-tuberculosis drugs
2016/07/07 Privacy Shield and two US regulatory bodies
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/02/04 Implementation of the German minimum wage law (MiLog)
2016/04/13 Closure of the Brenner Pass and possible losses to the road haulage sector
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2015/06/29 Protection of competition in the clock- and watch-making sector
2014/11/26 Unfair competition from Canon Italia
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/07/08 Delays in the procedure for awarding PDOs and PGIs
2014/12/08 Delays in the transposition of EU legislation
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2015/02/11 Split payment
2016/09/13 Potential Wabtec-Faiveley merger: a threat to the European rail industry
2016/07/05 Safeguarding the rights of Meridiana fly employees
2016/04/15 European charter of taxpayers' rights
2015/07/20 Digital revolution to increase efficiency and productivity in the food industry
2015/04/23 Efficiency of battery recycling systems
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2015/03/31 Policy on waste and collective schemes: Italy's interpretation of Directive 2012/19/EU
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2015/11/16 Benefits of using sustainable steel in public procurement and of implementing the SustSteel initiative
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2015/08/04 Authorisation to use chromium trioxide for a period of 15 years
2015/08/04 Possible drawbacks of REACH Regulation for the galvanising industry
2015/08/04 Exclusion of chromium trioxide from the REACH regulation as an intermediate substance
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2015/04/20 China and granting of market economy status thereto