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Country/Organization name

Istat (Italy)

Contact person for this case study

Giulio Barcaroli

Email:

barcarol@istat.it

Telephone:

Summary

Type of Big Data used

E-commerce 

Project description

Reference is to the "Survey on information and communication technology in enterprises": the aim is to replicate the information content of the sections of the questionnaire related to the websites indicated by a subset of responding enterprises, by using Internet as Data Source (IAD). The content of the website is analysed and modeled under a "machine learning" approach. Techniques that will be used are: (info) web scraping; (ii) text mining

Details

National or international scope of data source

National

Public/private source

Private sector

Data access framework

The data are open for public access

Payment for data

No

Data access

Raw (micro)data are transferred to the statistical organization for processing

Domain and use

Information society

Degree of progress in use of the Big Data source

Experimenting

Tools and methods for processing

Different tools are being evaluated in order to choose the best for both:
1. web scraping
2. text mining

Privacy and confidentiality issues

For the moment, no confidentiality issue is evident, as scraped websites are open to public

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