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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: 2017-01-31

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
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Italy
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Legal Affairs Substitute juri



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2015/03/20 Application of the WEEE Directive 2012/19 on the waste of electrical and electronic equipment
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/01/12 Versalis
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/11/17 European instruments for the prevention of risks associated with climate change and combating hydrogeological instability
2016/06/30 Refusal of Member States to comply with the EU decisions
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2016/04/07 Fire prevention regulations for tourist/hotel facilities in Italy
2016/01/12 Rights of shareholders
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2015/03/31 Possibility of making amendments to and extending motorway concessions in the 'Unlock Italy' Decree
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/06/30 Requirements applicable to organisations recognised by Regulation (EC) No 550/2004
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2014/12/18 European Commission's withdrawal of the regulation on reciprocity in international procurement markets
2016/06/30 The right for military personnel to form trade unions
2016/05/30 Transposition of Directive 2013/30/EU into Italian law
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy

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