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Word Embeddings Go to Italy: A Comparison of Models and Training Datasets

Giacomo Berardi, Andrea Esuli, Diego Marcheggiani
2015 Italian Information Retrieval Workshop  
We compare two popular word representation models, word2vec and GloVe, and train them on two datasets with different stylistic properties.  ...  Results show that the tested models are able to create syntactically and semantically meaningful word embeddings despite the higher morphological complexity of Italian with respect to English.  ...  Word embeddings are typically obtained as the by-product of the training of a neural language model [6, 10] that learns to predict the most probable word given a set of context words.  ... 
dblp:conf/iir/BerardiEM15 fatcat:2lxojrl2lze7tlmvwaelnwfm5u

Covid19/IT the digital side of Covid19: A picture from Italy with clustering and taxonomy

Vincenzo Bonnici, Giovanni Cicceri, Salvatore Distefano, Letterio Galletta, Marco Polignano, Carlo Scaffidi, Chi-Hua Chen
2022 PLoS ONE  
A significant contribution to their success comes from the computer science and information technology communities, both in support to other disciplines and as the primary driver of solutions for, e.g.  ...  The data obtained by the survey are here reported, discussed and further investigated by Natural Language Processing techniques, to generate semantic clusters based on embedding representations of the  ...  CONF-2: exploiting the word embedding model proposed by Tripodi [64] pre-trained on the Italian version of Wikipedia to ensure high coverage of terms and words included in the model; 3.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0269687 pmid:35679235 pmcid:PMC9182266 fatcat:iexivylcurbfzj4p2xtlf45a4i

A Reform Strategy for Italy [chapter]

Mark Sanders, Mikael Stenkula, Luca Grilli, Andrea M. Herrmann, Gresa Latifi, Balázs Páger, László Szerb, Elisa Terragno Bogliaccini
2020 International Studies in Entrepreneurship  
It boasts a vibrant entrepreneurial economy of locally embedded, often family-owned small-and medium-sized firms  ...  In this chapter, we outline a reform strategy to promote an entrepreneurial society in Italy.  ...  Italy still has a rather diverse and locally embedded banking system.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-61007-7_6 fatcat:q6zjaxsiengsxcgwzrd6l22y3y

Beyond Standards And Regulations: Obstacles To Local Open Government Data Initiatives In Italy And France [chapter]

Federico Piovesan
2017 Zenodo  
Chapter 3 in the book The Social Dynamics of Open Data.  ...  Acknowledgments I would like to thank all the interviewees who agreed to be part of this research, as well as all those who contributed with their insights and experience.  ...  I would also like to thank the reviewers who were an invaluable help to the improvement of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1117803 fatcat:wcznexy7wzdb5jy5iwbwpwfwb4

Integrating Social Media into a Pan-European Flood Awareness System: A Multilingual Approach [article]

V. Lorini, Ispra, Italy, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain), C. Castillo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain), F. Dottori (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, D. Nappo, P. Salamon
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Then, we adopt a multi-lingual approach to find flood-related messages by employing two state-of-the-art methodologies: language-agnostic word embeddings and language-aligned word embeddings.  ...  This integration allows the collection of social media data to be automatically triggered by flood risk warnings determined by a hydro-meteorological model.  ...  Thanks to Gabriele Mantovani Banella and Sasa Vranic for helping in the development of web layers and web services for the integration of SMFR into the existing EFAS/GloFAS systems.  ... 
arXiv:1904.10876v1 fatcat:yvzbrxn6wrf23ixfvse7r5ocba

4. Relaunching Public Investment in Italy [chapter]

Giovanni Barbieri, Floriana Cerniglia
2021 Open Reports Series  
He received his PhD in Public Economics from the University of Pavia (Italy).  ...  His main expertise is in international political economy (IPE), in particular the problem of uneven deveolopment and the new challenges posed by rising countries to the current global governance scheme  ...  Public investments, which declined from 3.7% to 2.1% from 2009 to 2019, gained a slight momentum. In 2019 they went up to 2.3% of GDP.  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0280.04 fatcat:fx2zinnpnvekljbxcslr34urke

An Imperfect Contraceptive Society: Fertility and Contraception in Italy

Alessandra Gribaldo, Maya D. Judd, David I. Kertzer
2009 Population and Development Review  
Italy represents an unexpected and in some ways paradoxical outcome in terms of fertility control: a drop to one of the lowest birth rates in the world has been accompanied by the preponderant use of "  ...  Through the use of non-technological methods individuals manipulate culturally produced norms and beliefs about the appropriate moment to have a child; simultaneously, their actions are embedded in larger  ...  An earlier version of this article was presented at the annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Detroit, MI, May 2009.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1728-4457.2009.00296.x pmid:25045191 pmcid:PMC4100579 fatcat:2qlujnry4bfmljbn2chbp727ta

Eurocity London: a qualitative comparison of graduate migration from Germany, Italy and Latvia

Russell King, Aija Lulle, Francesca Conti, Dorothea Mueller
2016 Comparative Migration Studies  
This paper compares the motivations and characteristics of the recent migration to London of young-adult graduates from Germany, Italy and Latvia.  ...  The dataset analysed consists of 95 in-depth biographical interviews and the paper's main objective is to tease out the narrative similarities and differences between the three groups interviewed.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank five reviewers for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40878-016-0023-1 fatcat:dvwaplrgyredxjeop3yqclmuq4

The Hydrothermal System of Solfatara Crater (Campi Flegrei, Italy) Inferred From Machine Learning Algorithms

Stefano Bernardinetti, Pier Paolo G. Bruno
2019 Frontiers in Earth Science  
Comparison between the results of K-means and self-organizing maps on the datasets with the largest number of nodes confirms that, with respect to the K-means, self-organizing maps compress the data in  ...  Unsupervised integration of the three multivariate datasets allowed us to spatially correlate, with a high-degree of confidence, the geophysical anomalies recorded at the surface of the crater with those  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank Vincenzo di Fiore, Marceau Gresse and Jean Vandemeulebrouck for making it available the electric measurements data along the two profiles.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00286 fatcat:6ntk2mdtuzbmtagt4saaq4rjwa

Getting funded. Multi-level network of physicists in Italy

Elisa Bellotti
2012 Social Networks  
Social Networks 30, 157-176) and analyses the local system of public funding to physics in Italy using bipartite networks.  ...  independently analysed, and results are used to model the total amount of money physicists have received over the 10 years against the variables that meaningfully describe the network structure of collaborations  ...  Acknowledgements I would like to thank Mark Tranmer, Johan Koskinen and Martin Everett for the helpful discussions and advices, and the two anonymous reviewers for the useful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2011.12.002 fatcat:aahnnh2sfbcnplrx2esxpulm3y

Measuring Social Capital: Official Statistics Initiatives in Italy

Alessandra Righi
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
A standardization of social reports in fact could be beneficial to the development of new measures and studies on SC in the perspective of the sustainable well-being.  ...  The aim of this paper is to present -after a review of the theoretical literature and the main international/national measurement experiences -the latest initiatives in measuring the Social capital (SC  ...  According to Coleman, the SC is not an individual resource but an attribute of social networks and social structure. SC is embedded in relations among people and it is a public good.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.002 fatcat:gsmckbqvwzgjhimmpxbyt32n24

Social origins, geographical mobility and occupational attainment in contemporary Italy

Gabriele Ballarino, Nazareno Panichella
2021 Genus  
Third, it studies whether the effects of geographical mobility change according to social class of origin and geographical area of origin.Our analyses, based on linear probability panel models with fixed  ...  effects, show a strong gender divide concerning the probability of employment and avoidance of the working class.  ...  Availability of data and materials The datasets generated and/or analysed during the current study are not publicly available Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41118-020-00112-4 fatcat:kuctp6jzqfejlpm6gursuqyt4i

Migrating Alone, Living Together Reframing Unaccompanied Minors in Italy across Local Bologna Policies and Citizenship [chapter]

Selenia Marabello, Maria Luisa Parisi
2021 Società e trasformazioni sociali  
Of the many formulas and practices involved in minor migrant reception, the analysis focuses on a shared housing project in Bologna called Vesta in which young migrants about to reach the age of majority  ...  This paper discusses reception practices for unaccompanied minors in Italy by juxtaposing legislative changes, ideas about and social representations of the condition of minors, contingent events such  ...  In other words, the 'Bologna model' narrative that even local institutions hold up as a point of pride appears to be a misappropriation of bottom-up efforts.  ... 
doi:10.30687/978-88-6969-532-2/006 fatcat:o47myrn7yrch5ibk53fmke3phy

Double Time-Bind in Paid Domestic Work: (Migrant) Workers and Their Employers in Italy and Poland

Olga Cojocaru, Anna Rosińska
2018 Kultura i Spoleczenstwo  
This paper puts forward a two-sided approach to late capitalist time regimes in paid household work by comparing the experience of time of domestic workers and domestic employers.  ...  Second, the experience of time of professionally active domestic employers, who in turn are pressured in their professional lives and employ domestic workers to meet these demands, is examined.  ...  Moldovan migration to Italy is a recent phenomenon, which began around 20 years ago and steadily grew in scale, making Italy the main EU destina-Marie Curie Action Initial Training Networks (ITN) and is  ... 
doi:10.35757/kis.2018.62.4.2 fatcat:ouxc73ghzzda3k2fewsfdtlnvi

Distributive/integrative negotiation strategies in cross-cultural contexts: a comparative study of the USA and Italy

Sara Benetti, Enrique Ogliastri, Andrea Caputo
2021 Journal of Management & Organization  
Adopting a cross-cultural view, we analyze a sample of 214 foreigners who detailed the negotiation behavior they faced in Italy (134) and in the United States (80).  ...  Our findings show how the Country is a predictor for cluster membership, and peculiar cultural traits of the two groups contribute to explain the differences in negotiation strategies.  ...  Results are available upon request. 12 https://www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/italy/. 13 Data on positional rankings of Italy and USA on the Hofstede's cultural dimensions are reported  ... 
doi:10.1017/jmo.2020.47 fatcat:6e4danrboje3ddx7r6muua6zpu
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