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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Forza Italia
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/03/28 Competition in the polypropylene (PP) granule sector
2016/09/19 Exemption of anti-dumping duties on seamless pipe imports produced by Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co. Ltd
2016/02/11 Tomato imports from Morocco and their impact on European agri-food sector
2015/06/12 Youth employment policies
2015/03/31 TTIP-fishing sector
2014/07/24 Rice imports from Cambodia
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2014/10/07 Airports Decree
2014/10/28 Taxation on financial returns from occupational pension funds
2014/09/16 Impact of the Russian Embargo on European Agriculture
2017/02/16 Possible requirement that each head of game killed be recorded immediately after death
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2015/06/03 EU anti-smoking policy
2015/05/18 Problems associated with insularity
2014/10/07 'Aerial Territorial Continuity'
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
2015/06/03 Worsening of habitat status in Italy and Europe
2016/12/07 The EU's Regional Competitiveness Index and island regions
2015/11/09 Financial assistance for hoteliers in Sardinia
2015/06/03 Outbreaks of African swine fever in Sardinia
2018/06/13 Olive oil from Tunisia
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2017/05/08 Competitiveness of Sardinia and GDP
2016/07/13 Waste management and disposal crisis in Sicily
2015/09/23 Energy interruptibility services in Sardinia and Sicily
2015/04/17 Managing and redeveloping unfinished or damaged infrastructure in Sardinia and Sicily
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
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
2015/09/28 Failure to complete the 'Park of Music' project in Cagliari
2016/02/23 Recognition of the PGI label for Culurgionis d'Ogliastra
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2016/02/11 Recognition of the special situation of islands
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact