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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
Sinistra Italiana
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Legal Affairs Substitute juri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/16 Concession for the Tyrrhenian Motorway
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/03/31 Possibility of making amendments to and extending motorway concessions in the 'Unlock Italy' Decree
2014/11/17 European instruments for the prevention of risks associated with climate change and combating hydrogeological instability
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2017/08/21 Grenfell Tower fire
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2016/04/07 Fire prevention regulations for tourist/hotel facilities in Italy
2018/02/08 Legal basis for exports from Western Sahara to the EU
2018/02/08 EU-authorised establishments based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 Moroccan authorised importers based in Western Sahara
2017/11/24 Products from territories in Western Sahara
2017/08/25 Sogin
2018/01/29 Redundancies at Embraco
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2016/06/30 Requirements applicable to organisations recognised by Regulation (EC) No 550/2004
2014/12/18 European Commission's withdrawal of the regulation on reciprocity in international procurement markets
2017/12/15 Discrimination against a Belgian lecturer in Italy
2017/09/25 Effects of the 'patent box' regime in Italy
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2016/01/12 Versalis
2016/01/12 Rights of shareholders
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2016/06/30 The right for military personnel to form trade unions
2016/06/30 Refusal of Member States to comply with the EU decisions
2015/03/20 Application of the WEEE Directive 2012/19 on the waste of electrical and electronic equipment
2018/05/15 Conditions for consumers in the mobile telephony field
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/01/14 Answer relating to infringement procedure 2014/4011 concerning the assignment of construction and management contracts for the Civitavecchia - Livorno motorway
2015/02/11 Infringement proceedings 2014/4011 concerning the assignment of construction and management contracts for the Civitavecchia - Livorno highway
2018/05/23 Maritime technology industries and the LeaderSHIP 2020 initiative
2016/05/30 Transposition of Directive 2013/30/EU into Italian law
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety