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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)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Petitions Vice-Chair peti
Legal Affairs Member juri
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/11 Protection of wolves in the Habitats Directive
2017/07/10 Draft report on EU action for sustainability
2017/03/23 Right of persons with disabilities to vote in elections to the European Parliament
2017/03/13 Implications of the possible freezing of EU funds for persons with disabilities
2017/03/13 Rights of hearing-impaired persons
2016/04/05 Approving the anti-discrimination directive
2016/02/02 Unit for Persons with Disabilities in Commission's DG EMPL
2015/10/28 Legal capacity of persons with disabilities
2015/10/28 Discrimination against and protection of persons with disabilities - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2015/10/28 Migration and asylum: persons with disabilities
2015/09/30 Application of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Women and the Disability Strategy
2015/05/08 Use of European Structural Funds and European Investment Funds in the promotion of community-based services for persons with disabilities
2015/04/08 Effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/19 Involvement of the European Parliament in drawing up the report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
2014/10/16 EU regulation on the rights of persons with a disability and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air
2014/10/14 Discrimination against deaf-blind persons
2017/07/14 French farmers dump Spanish fruit in front of the Spanish Consulate-General in Perpignan
2017/02/03 Need to ensure that people with disabilities are better able to exercise their rights
2016/07/15 Protecting people targeted by homophobic atacks
2015/11/24 European emergency number 112 and roaming access for disabled people
2015/06/29 Rights and involvement in society of people with intellectual disabilities
2015/06/18 Disabled people's access to services
2015/03/25 Access to the Spanish civil service for engineering graduates
2015/03/03 Problems of consumers when hiring vehicles via the Internet
2014/12/08 Taxi services offered via internet
2014/07/23 Provision of services in the internal market and nursery schools
2014/07/21 Tourism for people with disabilities
2017/07/10 Impact of the social economy on growth and competitiveness
2017/03/13 Social infrastructure projects under the Juncker Plan
2017/03/13 Juncker Plan - Innovative Social Instrument
2017/03/13 Social impact of the Investment Plan for Europe
2016/03/15 Harmonisation of accommodation classification systems in the EU
2015/05/29 Introduction of web accessibility in the digitalisation of tourism services
2015/05/29 Priorities in EU tourism and rail transport
2015/05/29 Development of the European tourism sector through SMEs and digital technologies
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/01/08 Electronic platforms - Shared transport
2014/12/16 Draft European Charter for a Sustainable and Responsible Tourism
2014/10/13 Promotion of renewable energies in the tourism industry of islands
2014/09/11 Seasonal tourism
2014/09/11 Integrated ticketing for intermodal transport
2014/07/21 Social tourism
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2016/09/27 Respect for human rights in the Ingabire case
2016/09/27 Considerations set out in Parliament's 2013 resolution on Victoire Ingabire
2016/09/27 Political opposition in Rwanda - case of Victoire Ingabire
2014/12/02 The Victoire Ingbire case (Rwanda)
2017/06/08 Paul Kagame in Brussels
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2014/12/12 Historical heritage
2014/09/08 Rights of air passengers with disabilities and reduced mobility
2014/09/03 Air passengers' rights - space between seats on aircraft
2016/04/05 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2017/10/20 Ending cases of people with a disability being deprived of their legal capacity
2017/10/20 Introduction of a regulation requiring service stations to have staff present to serve customers
2017/09/07 Virulent anti-tourist demonstrations by far-left groups
2017/07/10 Minimum duration of participation in the European Solidarity Corps
2016/11/15 Cases of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
2016/04/05 Evaluation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020
2015/11/12 Addressing the challenges of Parkinson's disease in Europe
2015/09/02 Creation of an EU disability card
2015/07/02 A European diagnosis for fibromyalgia
2015/03/03 Possible rise in anti-Semitism in Europe
2015/02/05 Therapeutic research into Down's syndrome
2015/02/03 Regulation of European parking card
2014/11/07 Inclusive education as a fundamental element of the Europe 2020 Strategy
2014/10/14 Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
2014/09/05 Cystic fibrosis
2017/03/13 Importance of the European Accessibility Act for employment, growth and competitiveness
2017/03/13 European Capital of Accessibility initiative
2016/04/29 Council limitations on the scope of the proposed Web Accessibility Directive
2015/11/13 Accessibility of the institutions' public documents
2015/11/04 Accessibility of public documents from the EU institutions
2015/03/16 Inclusion of electricity vulnerability in the 2015 European Accessibility Act
2015/03/03 Inclusion of Melilla on the list in Decision 2006/766/EC regarding the importation of fishery products in the customs territory of the Community
2015/01/21 The European Accessibility Act
2014/07/21 Presentation of the European Accessibility Act
2018/06/15 US duties on table olives
2018/02/20 Electric cars and the energy transition in the Balearic Islands
2017/11/07 French law levying a fee of EUR 40 per posted worker
2017/07/10 Islands with specific sustainable development needs
2017/07/10 Uniform quality and sustainability standards
2017/04/27 Negative consequences for the Natura 2000 network following an amendment to Law 5/2005 of 26 May, on spaces of environmental significance in the Balearic Islands
2016/07/15 EU support for families
2016/02/25 Energy poverty in island regions
2015/11/05 European Parliament declaration of 2007 on specific learning difficulties
2015/10/28 Applying the CRPD in the context of EU law
2015/07/21 Action against eating disorders triggered by the media or advertising
2015/05/08 Supervising the construction of the Mediterranean Corridor
2015/03/25 Specific measures to raise awareness about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
2015/03/03 Ageing of the population, malnutrition and disease
2015/01/06 Raising awareness about ADHD
2017/10/20 Figures for gender-based violence against women with disabilities
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/04/29 Forced sterilisation of disabled women and girls in the EU
2016/02/25 Controlling the consumption of psychoactive substances
2015/09/30 Women with disabilities - an approach to gender and disability
2015/07/21 Violence in the region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2014/10/16 Widening of the pensions gap