Session 08

Title of session: IPS45. Web intelligence for official statistics

Date: 26 April
Time: 14:00-15:30
Room: S3b Barbakan
StatusNameCountry/affiliationTitle of the contributionBrief summary
OrganizerMr. Jean-Marc MuseuxEuropean Union
ChairMr. Albrecht WirthmannEuropean Union
SpeakerMr. Fernando ReisEuropean UnionThe Web Intelligence Hub – A tool for integrating web data in Official StatisticsThe Web Intelligence Hub is a European Statistical System infrastructure built to use data from the World Wide Web to produce statistics complying with the quality requirements of official statistics. The WIH follows a modular architecture so to be easily evolvable to technological changes occurring on the Web and to re-use components for different processes and outputs. The processes running in the hub and corresponding outputs are open, transparent and auditable. The WIH will provide several services to the ESS, such as commonly agreed partnership models, commonly agreed data gathering, processing and statistical methodologies, algorithms and ready to run scripts
SpeakerMr. Piet DaasThe NetherlandsSearching the Web for New Emerging Economic Trends: the Drone IndustryThis presentation discusses the findings of the project ‘Web Intelligence for Measuring Emerging Economic Trends: the Drone Industry’
The aim of the project was to extend the capabilities of retrieving information on businesses involved in the drone industry from the internet with a view to generalizing the approach to new emerging economic trends. The presentation will address in particular:
the potential of findings drone company websites by extensive use of search engines; identifying drone websites with a single model in various European countries; obtaining information from the companies identified via their web site and with of other sources.
SpeakerMr. Claude LamborayEuropean UnionUsing online prices in official price statisticsNational Statistical Institutes increasingly rely on data collected from the web for the production of official price statistics. We highlight the main benefits of using online data in Consumer Price Indices and discuss the implications of such a strategy on the statistical production process. We also indicate to which extent this new data collection approach has been adopted by the European countries for compiling the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices.
SpeakerMr. Ascheri AndreaEuropean UnionCompetition Among Employers In Urban Hiring Markets: Evidence From Online Job AdvertisementsThe author will present the first Europe-wide evidence on competition among firms in urban hiring markets, calculated using a labour market concentration indicator (Herfindahl-Hirschman Index) for every functional urban area (FUA) of the 27 EU Member States, using over 100 million Online Job Advertisements (OJAs) collected from hundreds of job portals through agreements, APIs and web-scraping in 2019-2020. These are the first experimental results using OJAs available at Eurostat thanks to the collaboration with the European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and with European National Statistical Institutes.
DiscussantMs. Dominika NowakPoland
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