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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Conservatori e Riformisti
Magic Circle
Fisheries Member pech
Culture and Education Substitute cult
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Clampdown on demonstrations expressing political dissent in Russia
2017/03/28 Clampdown on demonstrations expressing political dissent in Russia
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/11/23 President Juncker's visit to Bolzano
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
2016/04/29 Distortion of competition in Italian fruit and vegetable sector
2015/10/02 Vine-growing sector:
2015/06/04 Infringement of Article 95 of Directive 2006/123/EC​ on services in the internal market by Disneyland Paris
2015/03/31 TTIP-fishing sector
2014/11/17 Artificial reefs
2014/09/23 Directive 118/2008/EC concerning excise duty
2016/10/04 Assessment of cooperation in management of ESI funds
2015/06/05 Taxation of maritime transport
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2015/11/04 Excessive payments under fisheries partnership agreements
2015/01/30 Aid scheme under the EFF regulation - EU-Mauritania fisheries agreement
2014/09/23 Parking spaces for women
2016/04/27 Citrus black spot and controls on imports of citrus fruit
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2015/09/23 Tunisian olive oil imports
2015/04/14 Selection of projects eligible for support from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2017/03/02 VP/HR - The case of Ayatollah Kazemeyni Boroujerdi
2017/02/16 Possible requirement that each head of game killed be recorded immediately after death
2016/09/07 VP/HR - Case of a girl of Moroccan origin seized by her father
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2017/04/04 Safeguarding drift net fishing in Italy
2016/11/14 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2015/12/01 The 'Fish War' in the Sicilian Channel
2015/07/03 Formal notice from the Commission asking Italy to repeal Law No 138 of 11 April 1974 concerning the ban on the use of powdered, condensed and reconstituted milk in dairy products
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2014/09/08 Origin labelling for rabbit meat
2017/06/07 Precautionary recapitalisation of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca
2017/05/31 Precautionary recapitalisation of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca
2016/08/31 Crises at Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza
2017/06/07 Non-indigenous species spreading in the Mediterranean Sea
2016/03/18 Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP)
2016/02/29 Falling wheat prices and protection of local production
2015/05/19 Discrimination against people with disabilities
2015/05/11 Tax relief following theft of spirits and alcohol
2015/04/30 Recovery of relief granted to fishing cooperatives in the island territory of Venice and Chioggia
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/03/26 Support for fishermen hit by sea storms
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/14 Migration: shift to Adriatic route
2015/08/25 Slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/04/29 Potential closure of the Alcatel-Lucent plant in Trieste
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2014/12/18 Drilling in the Adriatic