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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Petitions Substitute peti

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/08 Red palm weevil
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2017/06/26 'Eurytoma plotnikovi' - the pistachio seed wasp
2017/06/08 Development and sustainability of seaports
2017/02/09 Public consultation on the revision of the CAP in English
2016/12/22 Protecting production in southern Europe
2016/11/24 Mediterranean swordfish quotas: protecting small-scale fishing
2016/11/10 Spreading of plant diseases in southern Europe
2016/11/08 Europe-wide fight against the agromafia
2016/07/05 Human trafficking and illegal removal of organs
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/07/08 Extending the deadline for 2015 CAP applications and penalties for farmers
2014/12/22 Breaking down barriers in the built environment for people with disabilities
2014/11/05 Romanian female farm labourers
2014/07/25 Migratory flows to Italian coastal areas
2017/06/26 Protection of Sicilian products with geographical indications under the EU-China agreements
2017/05/16 Street food
2017/01/11 Organic certification
2016/12/07 The EU's Regional Competitiveness Index and island regions
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/19 Spread of the 'sad citrus' virus
2016/07/11 Derogation from EFF 2007-2013 financial reporting for work already completed
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/04/06 Establishment of an oncological centre of excellence at Papardo Hospital in Messina
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2014/09/03 Russian trade embargo on food products
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/12/22 Combating poverty in the Member States
2016/07/14 Sanction system for infringements committed by Member States
2015/02/16 DG SANCO and DG HOME projects
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2016/11/10 Fish war and support for fishermen
2016/02/02 Tomato prices collapse under pressure from imports from Morocco
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2017/03/30 Budget for animal welfare package
2017/03/30 Animal welfare needs of equids
2016/12/22 EU climate change and the UN's 2030 Agenda
2017/06/26 Wheat rust
2017/06/08 Deoxynivalenol in wheat
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
2016/12/22 Asian hornet ('bee killer')
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2017/03/09 Triangle of death
2017/02/21 International child abduction
2016/11/08 Time-frame and arrangements for implementing the migration compact
2016/07/19 Crisis in the cereals sector
2015/04/17 Safeguarding the movements of road users in Sicily following the closure of the Himera viaduct on the A19 motorway after one of its support columns was damaged by a landslide
2015/04/17 Pillar gives way on A19 motorway - resilience
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2014/09/08 Agreement between Etihad and Alitalia
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals