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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: 2018-07-05

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
2017/03/28 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
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2018/05/03 Regulation of electronic cigarettes and new tobacco products
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2018/02/09 Scope of VAT application - Reverse charging between consortia and consortium members
2017/11/27 Froneri Italy dispute - redundancies in Parma
2017/08/29 Hidden increase in the bills of telephone and IT companies in Italy
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
2017/02/09 Gender-based violence and harassment on social networks
2017/02/09 VP/HR - Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2018/02/05 Cane sugar refining in Italy and FTA talks with Mexico and Mercosur
2017/04/12 Accelerated EU-Mexico FTA talks and agriculture market access
2016/01/15 VP/HR - Situation in Mexico following the murder of the Mayor Gisela Mota
2015/02/02 Confiscation
2014/12/18 Women murdered in Mexico
2014/12/10 Freedom of the press in Mexico
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2018/02/28 Security in Mexico and the new Global Agreement
2017/07/20 Human rights in Mexico and negotiations on the new global agreement
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
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
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2018/01/18 Restriction of freight traffic along the Brenner Pass
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2018/05/03 Situation at the French-Italian border near Bardonecchia
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Italian citizens missing in Mexico
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/01/07 Follow-up on the Italian Declaration of Internet Rights
2014/12/10 Links between Italian and Mexican organised crime
2018/04/23 Clarifications regarding Directive 2006/123/EC and the seaside business sector
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2018/04/09 Commission decision against tax aid for the areas hit by the earthquake of 6 April 2009
2014/11/20 VP/HR - developments in Mexico following the disappearance of 43 students

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