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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
Culture and Education Vice-Chair cult
Legal Affairs Substitute juri
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/05 Measures to restrict the exceptional number of illegal migrants on the Algeria-Sardinia route
2017/07/17 On the public-private partnership to combat child labour
2017/07/10 Extension of measures to relocate asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2017/06/16 Application of TFEU objectives and measures in support of the iron and steel industry
2016/11/29 Economic measures to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
2016/10/12 Public-private sector cooperation in post-Cotonou EU-ACP relations
2015/12/07 EU strategy on the allocation of funding for third countries to combat illegal immigration
2015/11/04 Measures to combat ISIS
2018/05/31 VP/HR - Transparency of funding for NGOs operating in the Middle East
2018/02/12 Increase in fuel prices in the province of Como
2018/01/16 Urgent need to conclude the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Tunisia
2016/10/31 Sale of category 3 pigmeat by-products from the Region of Sardinia
2016/06/07 Infringement of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by the Onorato Armatori S.p.A. Group
2016/01/14 Recovery of EU funding for hotels in Sardinia
2015/12/10 Funding of terrorism and sale of oil in ISIS-controlled areas
2015/10/15 Imports of olive oil from Tunisia and their impact on European producers
2017/09/19 Alleged violation of EU principles of economic, social and territorial cohesion
2017/07/28 General principles of the European single market
2017/05/16 VAT regime for duty free shops
2017/03/24 Guaranteeing free movement and territorial continuity in Sardinia
2017/01/26 Developing the means to protect animals and monitor their movement around the EU
2018/02/12 Introduction of the game of draughts in EU educational establishments
2017/12/12 Prison overcrowding and Prison Guard officers in Italy
2016/10/21 VP/HR - UNESCO Resolution on 'Occupied Palestine'
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/30 EU funds and Southern Italy
2015/10/30 Lack of infrastructure in Southern Italy
2018/03/21 Flexibility principle
2018/02/13 Establishment of a 'Day of Remembrance' to commemorate the victims of the Foibe massacres
2018/01/31 Sardinia's island status
2017/11/10 Compensation to victims of violent crimes
2015/10/08 Recognition of market economy status for China: current state of play and potential impact
2017/11/29 Right to mobility for Sardinian citizens
2016/01/28 Return of EU funding granted to Sardinian hoteliers
2015/11/04 Link between meat consumption and cancer
2018/02/28 Intra-EU dumping in the road haulage sector
2016/09/26 Treatment of Italian cross-border workers
2016/04/28 Anti-migrant barriers at the Brenner Pass on the border between Italy and Austria
2016/04/21 Incorrect valuations in the Italian banking sector and subsequent repercussions on the system
2015/09/30 Sex tourism in Europe
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/05/16 Digital education
2017/04/20 VP/HR - Detention of the documentary film maker Gabriele Del Grande
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/11/04 Government influence on the media in Turkey
2015/09/30 Counterfeiting of agricultural products
2018/04/12 VP/HR - The naval blockade adopted by Turkey over the Italian drillship SAIPEM 12000 (ENI) in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone and the related breach of public international law
2016/06/01 Application of the transitional regime provided for in Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming, as amended by Regulation (EU) No 2015/2120
2016/05/04 Use of Articles 24 and 25 of Regulation (EU) No. 1051/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013
2016/04/27 International Basketball Federation
2016/01/28 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 607/2009
2018/02/20 Lay-offs of employees of the company Embraco
2017/11/06 Defending and safeguarding cultural heritage in Syria
2017/04/05 VP/HR - Psychological impact of the chemical weapons attacks in Syria
2016/07/05 Safeguarding the rights of Meridiana fly employees
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/12/02 VP/HR - Position of the EU regarding the assassination of Tahir Elci
2015/11/24 VP/HR - Clarification of the EU's position with regard to the shooting down of the Russian jet