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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
Industry, Research and Energy Vice-Chair itre
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/08/29 Hidden increase in the bills of telephone and IT companies in Italy
2017/07/20 Higher national telephone charges
2016/01/27 Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism High Level Group of Scientific Advisers
2015/07/03 Funding for research into anti-tuberculosis drugs
2015/04/15 Aviation safety after the German Wings Airbus A320 accident
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2014/12/04 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry: Acciai Speciali Terni (AST)
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/10/07 Violation of the human rights of refugees in Hungary
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/10/09 State aid for culture and heritage conservation
2015/09/03 Costs of maritime roaming
2015/04/23 The future of metallurgical industries and energy prices
2015/02/23 Acts of vandalism in the city of Rome by Dutch hooligans
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/11/05 Preventing strokes and encouraging healthy living
2015/06/22 Non-EU minors deported from France
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2016/05/02 EU economic diplomacy
2015/10/29 Zero rating
2014/10/09 'Mos Maiorum' joint operation and role played by Frontex
2017/06/28 Mandatory E1 standard in Europe
2017/06/01 Building an ambitious EU industrial strategy as a strategic priority for growth, employment and innovation in Europe
2016/04/29 Hydroelectric sector in Europe
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/12/16 Free competition in the clock-and-watch spare parts market
2015/02/06 Certification of equipment for amusement parks
2014/07/25 Kosme Roverbella
2014/07/23 Adda Nord park
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2015/10/22 Moriello - European arrest warrant
2015/08/31 VP/HR - Cooperation with the African Union to manage migration flows
2015/05/27 Landfill site for asbestos-cement waste in the Italian municipality of Ferrera Erbognone, Pavia
2015/02/02 Statute for a European mutual society
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Religious minorities and persecution of Christians in Sudan
2015/02/26 Follow-up to the ERECON recommendations