Donatella Solda Kutzmann


NLP and Public Engagement: The Case of the Italian School Reform
Tommaso Caselli | Giovanni Moretti | Rachele Sprugnoli | Sara Tonelli | Damien Lanfrey | Donatella Solda Kutzmann
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16)

In this paper we present PIERINO (PIattaforma per l’Estrazione e il Recupero di INformazione Online), a system that was implemented in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research to analyse the citizens’ comments given in #labuonascuola survey. The platform includes various levels of automatic analysis such as key-concept extraction and word co-occurrences. Each analysis is displayed through an intuitive view using different types of visualizations, for example radar charts and sunburst. PIERINO was effectively used to support shaping the last Italian school reform, proving the potential of NLP in the context of policy making.