Decision Trees Analysis in a Low Tension Real Estate Market: The Case of Troina (Italy)

  • Alberto ValentiEmail author
  • Salvatore Giuffrida
  • Fabio Linguanti
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9157)


Troina is a town in the central mountainous area of Sicily, in the Province of Enna, and well represents the general social and economic profile of this territory. Its real estate market is assumed in this study as one of the most significant ones for the description of this profile, because of its characteristics that, especially during the current economic-financial crisis, are particularly evident. The study of this market has been carried out as a basis for a possible redevelopment capital-centered policy, so that both urban/architectural and real estate characteristics have been considered within the proposed pattern. This pattern is based on the decision trees technique, a data mining procedure that allows defining the different submarkets under some specified hypotheses. The different aggregations we have figured out express different ways of assuming the real estate market profile and the directions of any policy that could boost the preservation of the historical urban context instead of promoting the outward urban spreading with further land consumption.


Minor inner old towns Real estate market segmentation Decision trees Decision trees Mass appraisal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Valenti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Salvatore Giuffrida
    • 1
  • Fabio Linguanti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Special Educational Department of ArchitectureUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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