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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: 2017-10-16

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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/02/25 Mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for certain foods
2015/07/21 Trade preferences given to non-eligible countries
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2017/05/30 VP/HR - Terrorist threat emanating from Bosnia and the wider Balkans
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2015/03/03 Appeal against an expulsion order, and the terrorist threat
2015/01/06 Immigration and terrorist threat
2017/06/20 Social impact of the crisis at Ilva in the Genoa region
2017/05/12 NGOs and investigations into migrant smuggling
2017/04/28 Road haulage crisis in Italy
2016/07/06 Commission intervention to obtain justice for thalidomide victims
2016/02/17 Slow Italian justice and the European single market
2016/02/15 Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1830 and protection of olive growing in Italy
2015/07/02 European response to the attacks in France and Tunisia
2015/06/18 European strategy for tackling tuberculosis
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/05/07 Mercatone Uno crisis in Veneto - mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)
2015/04/20 Carbon coke production in Val Bormida, Italy, and competition from other European Union Member States
2015/03/26 European Asylum Support Office
2015/02/03 Minimum dimensions for clams and protection of the fishing industry
2014/12/15 Issuing of a cancellation certificate from the social security office of a Member State
2014/12/12 Unfair competition in passenger transport services
2014/11/12 Impact on jobs of Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 on the recovery and sale of fabric offcuts less than three metres long
2014/10/06 Protection of freedom of association in Italy and combating christianophobia and heterophobia across the EU
2014/09/12 Protection of European aid workers in dangerous areas
2014/09/08 European energy reserves and possible developments in the Ukraine crisis
2014/08/29 Losses for European companies due to EU sanctions against the Russian Federation
2014/07/11 Increase in SIAE 'fair compensation' and single European market
2016/07/19 EU-Turkey relations after the attempted coup on 15 July 2016
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2015/06/18 Violation of press freedom in Turkey and its status as a candidate country
2015/06/18 Violation of press freedom in Turkey and its status as a candidate country
2017/03/16 China Export and the CE marking
2016/01/20 Tensions between the EU and Israel over compulsory labelling of products from Israeli settlements
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2014/08/05 Information about allowances payable to European Commissioners appointed on an interim basis
2014/08/05 Misuse of equipment to detect breaches of the Highway Code
2014/07/04 Payment of motorway tolls for ambulances
2014/07/04 Information on possible EU sanctions in respect of ATP S.p.A.
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2017/09/20 Mussel farming at risk in the Gulf of La Spezia
2017/09/07 Limitation to the right of establishment for reasons of general interest
2017/08/30 System for protecting children left in vehicles
2017/05/30 VP/HR - The security measures required of the Bosnian authorities
2017/03/03 Health risk to consumers posed by use of hydrogen peroxide in the processing of cephalopod molluscs: request for investigation by the Commission
2016/07/25 ERDF allocations and failure to modernise the railway line to the north of Bari
2015/11/13 Commission answer to written question E-013346/2015
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/01/16 Risk of attacks by so-called 'foreign fighters'
2014/11/21 Work of the High-Level Group on Own Resources
2014/10/02 Waste disposal and health risks for citizens of Lombardy
2014/09/03 Growing risk of terrorist attacks in Europe
2014/09/03 Preventing Ebola in Europe
2014/08/29 Measures to counter the escalation of violence in Syria and Iraq
2017/07/12 Islamic extremism in Sweden and consequences for the EU
2015/10/23 VP/HR - Islamic extremism in Cameroon
2015/04/10 Statements by the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator
2014/12/09 Financing a private airline
2014/10/02 Financing of Islamic terrorism through the EU ETS
2014/10/02 Financing of Islamic terrorism through the EU ETS
2014/09/25 International fraud and the financing of Islamic terrorism
2016/12/19 Hydrogeological instability: derogation from budget constraints to ensure the safety of territories and regions hit by floods
2016/05/26 Doctors on stand-by and the right to rest
2016/04/08 Customs corridors at the ports of La Spezia and Genoa
2015/10/20 Derogation to permit fishing for transparent goby in Liguria
2015/09/30 Alleged donation of EU funds for the Festa dell'Unità in Milan
2015/09/16 Floods in Emilia-Romagna and possible prevention strategies
2015/06/24 Bolkestein directive and judgment 328/2015 of the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Tuscany - beach operators are holders of a good and not a service
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/02/27 Derogation for seaside concessions in Spain: application of the Services Directive
2014/11/07 Deadlines for submitting claims for compensation for the damage caused by the 2012 earthquake in Emilia-Romagna
2014/10/13 EU funds to repair flood damage in Genoa
2017/05/30 VP/HR - Republika Srpska as the sole reliable partner within BiH
2016/07/26 Enormous pressure from migration at the Italian-Swiss border
2016/05/31 Abolishing the Italian State Forestry Authority
2016/05/30 Reopening of grooved razor shell fisheries within 0.3 nautical miles of the Italian coast
2015/10/23 Distortion of milk prices - crisis in the Italian dairy sector
2015/07/27 VP/HR - Presence of ISIS combatants in areas disputed by Ukraine and Russia
2015/03/05 Accommodation for 'refugees'
2015/02/27 The risks for the Italian rice sector arising from the proposed free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam
2015/02/05 Schengen agreements and police operations in border areas
2014/12/16 Clarifications regarding the arrest of Giulietto Chiesa in Estonia
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/07 EU position on the massacre in Odessa
2014/11/04 Issues relating to the tannery sector
2014/07/11 ISIS threats
2014/07/07 Details of EU funding for the Italian Council for Refugees