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The Italian Legislative Speech Dataset (ILSD)

A project by Luigi Curini, Andrea Ceron and Paolo Martelli

What is ILSD? The Italian Legislative Speech Dataset (ILSD) is based upon a content analysis of all the investiture debates preceding the vote of confidence in the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1946 to 2013. The coding scheme of the dataset follows the same method employed by Comparative Manifesto Project. Specifically, for each legislative speech during a vote of investiture (one for each party), a number of quasi-sentences is identified and assigned to a number of pre-established categories that form the classification scheme. In particular, the original 56 categories of the CMP dataset have been extended to 68, to take into account the Italian political context (such as positive or negative references made by parties to the Catholic Church)

More information available at: http://www.socpol.unimi.it/docenti/curini/iLSD.htm