Tag: data mining

by Jonathan Stray

Overview is a project to create an open-source document-mining system for investigative journalists and other curious people. We’ve written before about the goals of the project, and we’re developing some new technology, but mostly we’re stealing it from other fields. The following are some of the best ideas we saw in 2011, the data-mining work [...] more »

by Amanda Hickman

I’ve already voiced my own suspicion that New York City’s Big Apps competition is a deft end-run on an actual open data bill in New York City. Nonetheless, some 85 applications built on the city’s currently public data sets are available now to explore and vote on through early January. They include a handful of [...] more »

by Christopher Csikszentmihályi

I had not planned on attending O’Reilly’s Gov2.0 conference, which is an exposition and dialog about new forms of government and information technology. But at last week’s Foo Camp (another O’Reilly event) I met a number of people in the field, and I became pretty excited with what I heard. For example, I attended a [...] more »

by Amanda Hickman

When he’s not toasting escapism, our tireless editor Mark Glaser has been asking why reporting costs so much. I can’t tell you much about investigative reporting (a $400,000 product of which started the conversation), except to say that six figure salaries do add up. But I can tell you that when it comes to local [...] more »

by Amanda Hickman

The Berkman Center launched a project called Media Cloud this week, a toolkit that facilitates analysis of trends in the news. The sample visualization on the site now shows world maps that illustrate the number of mentions each country got in Talking Points Memo, the New York Times and the BBC, respectively. I, of course, [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

Chances are you’ll be getting a notice regarding changes in privacy policies from the various web sites from hgtv.com (Home and Garden) to myspace and other publishers and advertising related businesses associated with the Internet Advertising Bureau. These changes in privacy policies are the result of a new marketing approach endorsed by the Internet Advertising [...] more »