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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
Articolo UNO – Movimento Democratico e Progressista
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Substitute pest

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/20 Volkswagen scandal - compensating European consumers
2015/10/06 Italian law on offshore drilling, and the European Union's strategic energy targets
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2014/12/16 To build a sustainable European food system
2017/11/30 Access for agricultural holdings affected by xylella fastidiosa to the option of not paying back support received
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/03/19 Xylella fastidiosa crisis
2018/02/27 De minimis aid for farms in the Abruzzo region affected by the 2009 earthquake
2018/02/09 Decision by the Commission on the capital increase for Marche Airport
2017/11/30 TAP: failure to comply with Commission decision C (2013) 2949 and exemption from the third party access rules in respect of the third energy package
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/12/14 Ryanair threatening the right to strike
2017/10/04 Cancellation of thousands of Ryanair flights and application of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 on air passengers' rights
2017/04/27 Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP): request for clarifications on Decisions (2013)2949 and C(2015)1852
2016/10/18 Indiscriminate fishing of sea cucumbers in the Mediterranean Sea
2014/11/12 Request for clarification and information on the current state of air pollution and asbestos contamination in Sicily
2017/06/08 Transparency and efficiency in local action groups
2017/05/10 Monsanto papers, glyphosate, and transparency of European agencies
2016/10/12 Discrimination against Italian nationals at schools in the United Kingdom
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/12/07 Counterfeit olive oil and imports from Tunisia
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2016/09/07 Commission requests for information from type-approval authorities
2015/04/13 Ban on the import of plant species in France
2016/12/01 Parallel market in medicines - monitoring and penalties
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/02/23 Acts of vandalism in the city of Rome by Dutch hooligans
2014/11/26 Proportionality principle and public gaming sector
2018/05/08 Environmental remediation and employment levels at the Taranto ILVA plant
2017/09/18 ILVA Taranto, integrated environmental authorisation and protection of public health
2015/04/09 Misuse of public funds by the Campania regional executive for the Campania 2007-2013 ERDF Regional Operational Programme communication campaign
2015/01/08 Implementing the Youth Employment Initiative (Youth Guarantee) and the EU reference framework
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2018/05/08 Use of neonicotinoid pesticides in Puglia
2017/06/29 Appointing a National Ombudsman and introducing a complaints mechanism for matters arising from the violation of fundamental rights during Frontex operations
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2014/12/16 The Mediterranean diet, part of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity