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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
Magic Circle
Fisheries Vice-Chair pech
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/07 Swordfish quotas in the Mediterranean - further question
2017/07/03 Swordfish quotas in the Mediterranean - new question
2017/06/28 Bluefin tuna quotas
2017/05/22 Swordfish quotas in the Mediterranean
2016/11/24 Mediterranean swordfish quotas: protecting small-scale fishing
2016/10/18 Indiscriminate fishing of sea cucumbers in the Mediterranean Sea
2015/04/30 Recovery of relief granted to fishing cooperatives in the island territory of Venice and Chioggia
2015/03/04 The future of the dairy sector in mountain areas post-milk quotas
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2017/02/02 Action plan
2016/04/07 Voluntary reporting of by-catches
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/06/22 Whale hunting in Norway
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
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/07/02 Italian hunting seasons
2015/04/08 Legitimacy of hunting calendars in Italy
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/12/08 Italian regionsʼ hunting calendars
2014/11/25 Extension of motorway concessions in Italy
2016/06/15 Use of hydrogen peroxide in mollusc processing in the EU
2016/04/27 Use of hydrogen peroxide in the processing of molluscs
2015/08/03 Links between prescribers and producers
2015/03/19 Deforestation
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2014/11/07 Abolition of international roaming charges in the EU
2016/02/18 Delimitation agreement of territorial seas and areas of national jurisdiction
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/11/16 Shellfish farming
2015/06/08 Unfair labour practices in Asia shrimp farms
2015/05/20 Respect for human and labour rights in countries benefiting from GSP+
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/01/12 Consumer fraud in the labelling of fish in the EU
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2015/03/31 Labelling of glazed food products
2015/03/31 Food labelling of glazed food products
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/05/24 European contributions under the LIFE programme
2015/03/31 Minimum wage in the European Union
2015/03/19 European unemployment insurance
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2014/12/18 Minimum income in the European Union
2014/11/17 European instruments for the prevention of risks associated with climate change and combating hydrogeological instability
2017/02/16 Possible requirement that each head of game killed be recorded immediately after death
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2016/04/04 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2015/02/12 Substitutive power
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2016/09/29 Dormant fisheries agreements
2016/07/05 Common starling: damage to crops and population control
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/09/02 Minutes of Eurogroup meetings and Euro summits
2015/09/02 The practice of taking decisions by consensus within the Eurogroup and the Euro summit
2015/05/21 Common Fisheries Policy reform evaluation
2015/05/21 Commission fisheries visits
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/04/08 Protection of the safety of passengers and air transport staff
2014/11/26 Vespa velutina Lepeletier
2016/05/10 Reduction or elimination of the use of paper in public buildings throughout the EU
2016/05/10 Reduction or elimination of the use of plastic bottles in public buildings throughout the EU
2016/04/27 Cutting, and if possible putting an end to, plastic bottle use in public buildings throughout the EU