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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
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/11/24 Facebook's openness to competition
2015/03/11 Progress in negotiations with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2014/10/27 Flexibility within the Stability and Growth Pact
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2016/01/11 Models of aerial territorial continuity
2015/12/17 Italian 'bad bank' plan
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/10/23 'Refresh' project
2016/01/11 Low-cost carriers and regional airports
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2014/07/23 Mobilisation of EU Solidarity Fund
2015/02/10 Germany's structural surplus
2014/11/27 Calculating structural balances
2016/03/14 Banking Communication and the compatibility of state aid
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2016/01/20 EFSI
2015/06/18 Proportionality of recent border closure decisions
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2015/10/15 Safe harbour
2015/04/23 The future of metallurgical industries and energy prices
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/09/26 Protecting the Sardinian language minority
2015/09/03 Costs of maritime roaming
2015/02/12 Effectiveness of Operation Triton
2014/08/01 Social indicators and the European Semester