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Tag:data-dictionary

The data-dictionary tag has the following description: A data dictionary, or metadata repository, as defined in the IBM Dictionary of Computing, is a "centralized repository of information about ...
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How do torrents fit into opendata.se?

Here are a couple of examples The Church of Wifi distributes rainbow tables for penetration testing, which I think is a legitimate use case. On the other hand if you recall when lulzsec was doing ...
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Is data collection on-topic?

Example: Building a Sentiment Analysis Dictionary for a Non-English Language Most questions here are about retrieval or processing of data. Should data compiling be considered on-topic? Personally, ...
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Historical statistics

Do you know if historical statistics from area51 are available? For instance, how many users we had yesterday and how many the previous day?
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Library of Congress Classification, Subject Headings?

Is opendata a good place to ask about LOC classification and Subject Headings (LCSH)? It is open data (http://id.loc.gov/download/), but I fear there are very few interested in such very narrow topics....
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Can questions asking for a list of responses ever be answered?

I've noticed a few questions that are asking for what is essentially an open-ended list of responses. For example: Which real-time open data APIs do you know? Any uses of JSON-LD? These questions ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Best practices for answering a question with information copied from another website

I recently found a website with an excellent list of open data links. I wanted to provide part of this list as an answer to this question. I copied the relevant portion of the list (including ...
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Let's migrate 'immigration'

There is an immigration tag, but no emigration or migration. I suggest creating migration and making the other two synonyms. One country's emigration is another country's immigration. Background: ...
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Tags Without Any Questions - Relying on Open Data SE for Support

I was checking out the newly released college scorecard data from the department of education[1] and noticed a link entitled "Join the Conversation" that also included the Stack Exchange logo. The ...
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Is source code on-topic or off-topic?

So images are on-topic. How about source code? I actually have a real-life need to find the source code for some product (which is presumably open source but difficult to find). Often I have to find ...
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Is this question a good fit for your site?

I was reviewing unanswered questions at writers.se and came across https://writers.stackexchange.com/questions/9278/books-in-what-major-languages-are-the-least-translated-into-english which has ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How do other government agency's get tags on StackExchange?

Does anyone know the process of requesting tags? Creating an Open Data beta site? Thank you!
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Open Data Day Involvement/Promotion

This weekend is Open Data Day 2016, with events convening globally. Hopefully many participants will be able to utilize ODSE, I'm sure some will. How can user involvement be encouraged and maximized? ...
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Best Policies for Low Quality Posts

Just reviewed a post that was flagged as low quality, indeed it was not a good post. From that observation I went to take action and got confused, and now find myself here asking this question. There ...
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Open data versus public data

I put up a question, not intending it to be provocative for the group, asking people's understanding of the difference between open data and public data. I think the difference is material and ...
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Remove the tag “big-data”?

We have a big-data tag with this description: Big data is one or more datasets that together are so large or complex as to require non-traditional techniques to understand. The tagged questions ...
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Potential Source for data-request related questions

A lot of the data-request questions seems to be from researcher/academic dataset. Academic Torrents is a platform to share research related datasets and papers through a peer-to-peer network. I know ...
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Should we encourage this community to focus on all jurisdictions, or just a subset (e.g., English-speaking)?

I can see value in both approaches, but I don't know if perhaps it is better to more narrowly serve one constituency deeply, or if there are parallel sites that already well-serve non English-speaking ...
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How / where can we post meetings of interest to this community?

As this 'open data' community starts building, there are going to be a number of meetings that would be appropriate to advertise. For instance, the May 16-17th meeting at the National Academies that'...
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Is there any wiki to list open datasets?

I think that in future many people will ask for list of open datasets: by country, by argument (science, geography, art,..). Is a good idea create wiki like these? I think that this wiki could be ...
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Is Open Data significantly different from the proposed Open Science site on Area 51?

There is a proposal on Stack Exchange Area 51 for a new site called Open Science. A question was raised there about merging, which mentioned in passing the idea of merging with the Open Data site, and ...
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Analytics Question

Looking at recent site analytics (requires 5k reputation, details), and last month shows there were three big sites sending most of the traffic here. Not recognizing hubble.ic.kanazawa-it.ac.jp, I ...
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What name should this community take?

Actually, this question is my way of answering We built this site, now what? I would hazard the opinion that this site isn't "built" until it is self-sustaining and has a real sense of self. (Also, ...
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Tag synonyms: [us] vs. [usa]

Currently, we have two tags attached to questions related to the United States of America: us and usa We should definitely consolidate them into one tag, because they have exactly the same meaning. ...
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Creating a custom brand for Open Data

Can we improve branding of OpenData? For example, see the screenshot: We are buried with other generic networks. But looks at "Mathematica" and some others - they really stand out. We can create a ...
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Do we really need the “untagged” tag?

Currently, there are 8 questions that are tagged untagged. Those 8 can easily be edited to no longer include the tag untagged, but I would argue that it should be destroyed altogether. I am having a ...
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Is this question too vague for the main site?

This sounds vague, because it can have many, many possible answers (I hope), but I will accept any of them. Basically, I want to demo a product to a company in Singapore, which has an eInk display (...
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Add 'JSON-LD' Tag to 'JSON' Tag

JSON-LD is just another flavor of JSON, and while I do concede it has larger applications in the open data space, at the end of the day, it is still JSON. There are six JSON-LD tags in use at the ...
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Tag: Should [mimic-iii] tag be just [healthcare] or [medical] instead?

I expect over time that there will be a proliferation of online databases. There is a Spanish group that is planning on setting up a similar online healthcare database. My question is should we have ...
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Adding/improving guidance to the Survey tag

The survey tag currently has no guidance, so it could be interpreted as ambiguous between The type of survey where you ask people questions, which on Wikipedia is called Survey (Human Research), and ...
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Do we need the “language” tag?

Do we need the "language" tag? I see it's pretty much used as a synonym for the tag nlp.
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Would a dataverse tag be welcome?

Some of us who work on the Dataverse project ( https://dataverse.org ) just had a meeting to discuss how to encourage our community to ask questions, answer questions, and build a knowledge base ...
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What is “Data Citation”?

This week, I've been at meetings of the Research Data Alliance and DataCite. As part of a breakout on harmonizing "data citation" principles, I realized that people seem to be using the phrase to ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Open Data Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Migrating Questions

Looking at this question How to check whether a word is abbreviated or not using Python? and I'm not sure how it got migrated here. Can any site just throw a question to another site? Going through ...
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healthcare-finder-api tag

16 unanswered questions with healthcare-finder-api should we reach out to them? I found no email contact, just phone or mail/upload https://www.healthcare.gov/contact-us/ Also found no appropriate ...
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AWS Datasets/AWS Public Datasets

This question's only answer provides a solution that requires registration and has associated costs. Both are anti-open data and should be treated as such, however I know this question will be popular;...
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Do We Need a Procurement Tag?

Doing a search for "contract" shows a number of questions where I think 'procurement' adds/provides a better definition: https://opendata.stackexchange.com/search?q=contract However the number is ...
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Contacting User Regarding Deleted Question

I nominated a question for closing as being off-topic, and the user commented, asking which se site was the best place to ask the question, and then deleted the question. I didn't want to vote to ...
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Rename [healthcare-finder] to [healthcare-finder-api]

There are currently 6 questions tagged both healthcare-finder and api — and I'm sure there are more to come. I see two problems: The official name seems to be HealthCare Finder API Most healthcare-...
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New script: Questions needing attention

You have already scrolled the Questions page twice, and still looking for other questions to answer? This script is made for you! http://data.stackexchange.com/opendata/query/285084/questions-needing-...
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Should we use the OpenData twitter bot to ping people with data related questions? [duplicate]

Reading the latest post on meta, I am wondering if we should / can use the OpenData twitter account - @StackOpenData to ping people with OpenData related question or in quest for a specific data set ...
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Discussion about API Guide

I've created an API guide, similar to "A Python guide for open data file formats". I'd be happy to discuss how to shape meaningful answers, as well as the phrasing of the question. I look forward to ...
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real-time suggestions for text, title, and tagging conventions on “where can I find data on …” questions?

I am not sure how feasible it would be, but I am now reposting the idea as a "feature-request" Answers to a previous question, Questions "Is there data of X" / "Looking for data of X&...
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Polysemous & ambigous terms

I've been working on maintaining a "Vocabulary for Scientific Data Systems" for a few years (one of these days I'll have enough free time to clean it up and publish, but I want to get it in SKOS w/ ...
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'Not open' data (billable data)

I faced an issue which requires me to find a specific type of dataset. The issue is that client for whom we are doing the work are OK with paying for the data they need. Will it be a violation of ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Open Data Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...

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