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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
Italy
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/27 Schengen Agreement and Austrian border checks at the Brenner Pass
2016/04/07 Protection of PDO products from the Lazio region in the TTIP agreement
2016/04/07 Protection of PDO products from the Marche region in the TTIP agreement
2016/04/07 Protection of PDO products from Tuscany in the TTIP agreement
2016/04/07 Protection of PDO products from the Umbria region in the TTIP agreement
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/03/03 Marketing of products with false health and cosmetic claims
2014/11/27 Pane toscano PDO
2017/09/01 Environmental Implementation Review (EIR)
2017/09/01 Environmental Implementation Review (EIR)
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/03/10 Energy Union - a priority of the Latvian Presidency
2015/03/10 Energy Union as a priority of the Latvian Presidency
2016/10/13 Questionnaire for foreign students in the United Kingdom
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2014/08/01 Terni Steel Plant (AST)
2016/10/28 Earthquakes and expenditure for rebuilding and securing the areas concerned
2014/07/25 Migratory flows to Italian coastal areas
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
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2016/09/29 Referendum in the Canton of Ticino
2015/03/31 Ambition level of the new circular economy package
2015/02/23 Acts of vandalism in the city of Rome by Dutch hooligans
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/16 Employment rights of metastatic cancer patients
2015/03/03 Cancer in the EU
2017/04/10 Measures to counter the decrease in vaccination coverage in Europe
2015/02/20 Violence linked to sports events
2015/01/29 Antimicrobial resistance
2017/05/08 Ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs
2016/01/05 Impartiality of Commission officials
2015/07/02 Protecting European ceramic tile production and international trade
2015/06/05 Anti-tuberculosis drugs

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