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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
Agriculture and Rural Development Vice-Chair agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2015/09/15 Use of the term 'Pur Secco' for German generic wines
2015/09/02 Use of the term ‘San Marzano’ for tomatoes produced in Belgium
2015/04/13 Ban on the import of plant species in France
2016/10/06 Failure of the Italian State to carry out a census of migratory species of wildlife for the purposes of the implementation of Directive 147/2009/EC
2015/12/17 Plan for revising Regulation (EC) No 607/2009 on the labelling of wine
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/09/21 Possible discriminatory practices as regards the implementation of measures to combat Xylella fastidiosa
2015/03/19 Xylella fastidiosa crisis
2016/10/28 Food products with misleading names
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/05 Repeal of Article 5 of Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/789
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2014/09/30 Joint agreements/decisions on agricultural products (Article 222 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013)
2016/12/19 Rejection of European rooted vines by Argentinian plant health authorities
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2016/07/25 Registration of the name Nocciola di Giffoni in the Dutch national register of variety denominations
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2016/12/20 Promoting good practice in the production of foie gras
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/12/15 Implementation of Directive 90/428/EEC on trade in equidae intended for competitions and laying down the conditions for participation therein
2016/06/27 Implementation of the CEN standard for the detection of accidents caused by the use of agricultural machinery
2015/01/08 Sale of Prosecco on tap in the UK
2016/06/27 Anti-dumping measures imposed by the Australian authorities
2014/12/18 Russian embargo - Exceptional measures for the fruit and vegetable sector
2014/11/17 Support measures for young farmers
2014/09/26 Cost of fertilizers for EU farmers
2016/05/24 Specifying maturation periods on spirit drink labels
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/02/11 Expo Milano 2015: 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'
2015/05/18 Tartaric acid
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry