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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
Italy
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco
Terrorism Substitute terr



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
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
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2017/03/28 Protection of LGBTI asylum-seekers
2017/03/28 Protection of LGBTI asylum-seekers
2016/08/31 Changes in data protection agreements
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/01/07 Follow-up on the Italian Declaration of Internet Rights
2014/12/10 Links between Italian and Mexican organised crime
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2016/01/15 VP/HR - Situation in Mexico following the murder of the Mayor Gisela Mota
2014/12/18 Women murdered in Mexico
2014/12/10 Freedom of the press in Mexico
2014/11/20 VP/HR - developments in Mexico following the disappearance of 43 students
2017/02/09 Gender-based violence and harassment on social networks
2017/02/09 VP/HR - Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2015/02/02 Confiscation
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2017/07/20 Human rights in Mexico and negotiations on the new global agreement
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2017/04/12 Accelerated EU-Mexico FTA talks and agriculture market access
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2017/08/29 Hidden increase in the bills of telephone and IT companies in Italy
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
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
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy

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