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You are now here: datademocracy > Decreto: why this webapp

Aims: see the link above (the main page explaining the datademocracy concept), i.e. to "democratize access to data".

Each "case" will contain a different "shape", or "source"- in some cases with data analysis and visualizations.

Whenever there will an interim database to "distill" information from the source, it will be on Github, to enable further reuses without the need to reprocess the source data (sources will be always acknowledged and data tranformations and formatting documented).

Case 5: Decreto Rilancio Retrieving the articles associated with a specific search tag, for the most frequent keywords within the 264 pages and 266 articles of an Italian Government decree.

On 2020-05-19 the Italian Government released "Decreto Rilancio", a government decree containing 55bln EUR of new resources to support kick-starting the economy during Phase 2 of the COVID-19 epidemic; as the impacts and ensuing regulations that will derive from it will be a political, social, economic baseline, I decided to do something more than just read it, as part of my business and technological update during the lockdown.

On 2020-05-20 released a dataset containing the word frequencies, document structure, and further information (e.g. why the decree is named either "55bln" or "150bln") on my Kaggle.com profile

On 2020-05-23, after waiting few days to avoid eccessive traffic (on the first day, the official website of the Italian Gazzetta Ufficiale went repeatedly offline), released the first version of this prototype website (main purpose: speeding up my writing and decree evolution activities).

The version on my local server will allow access also to the full text, but, to avoid traffic overload, for the time being this functionality is not available online- by clicking on a "tag" (word), you can see the list of articles where it appears.

I do plan to update both this prototype website and the dataset (e.g. to cover for lexical variations of the same words while searching and computing frequencies).

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