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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Regional Development Member regi
Budgets Substitute budg

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2015/04/17 Cybersecurity in the European Union following the TV5 Monde attack
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/10/02 European authorities' testing of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of Volkswagen cars in the EU
2015/07/17 Progress of the Commission's plan regarding the migration emergency
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/11/14 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2015/07/17 Russian embargo on agricultural products from EU countries
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2015/02/02 Implementation of the European electronic road toll system
2014/12/19 Respect for the subsidiarity principle in the strategy for better regulation
2015/04/22 VP/HR - EU action against Boko Haram a year after the abduction of the schoolgirls from Chibok
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/01/30 Adoption of single emergency number
2015/06/25 Discrimination against Italian cross-border workers in Canton Ticino
2015/05/29 The uncertain future of intermodal freight transport in the European Union
2015/05/28 Thalidomide victims