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Good news for this site, and possibly a source of search traffic

President Obama signed an executive order for the USA yesterday ordering that "going forward, newly generated government data shall be made freely available in open, machine-readable formats, while ...
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When does the open beta phase begin?

I want to alert someone who knows way more than I do to this site, letting him know when he could begin to participate. Other than the general guide that private betas last 1-2 weeks, is the date ...
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How to address geo-specific civic open data

Beyond the country-level often the availability and format of 'civic' data is different for various geographic/governmental areas. For example, property appraisals, crime incidence, business ...
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Answers that reference non-open datasets

I've noticed that some answers reference non-open datasets (like here). Should these answers be voted down or flagged as low-quality? Obviously a component of open data is opening closed data sets, ...
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Will we allow questions that deal with computational linguistics corpora?

It seems that such corpora are best discussed at Linguistics.SE and questions about specific NLP frameworks such as NLTK are best reserved for SO. And yet these questions have been asked: Building a ...
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Are data extraction techniques on-topic?

Reference : Extracting tables from multiple PDFs Some close vote raised the question of techniques and particularly data extraction techniques as on- or off-topic. One can argue some other sites, ...
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Programming / database questions with no clear Open Data focus

Examples: Good tools to parse repetitive unstructured data Extracting tables from multiple PDFs I just realized that these question, although they could of course be applied to Open Data, have no ...
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What's your interpretation of the “Open” in “Open Data”?

What's your interpretation of the "Open" in "Open Data"? What differentiate this site from its relatives such as Statistical Analysis or Data? Edit: Some questions I have in mind: Is GPU ...
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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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Are real time information systems on-topic?

I wrote this question about real time catastrophes information systems. The definition if this question should be on-topic it is probably important since it brings to the table a new (given the ...
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Are graph visualization/tools on-topic here?

I asked this question concerning tools to visualize and analyse graphs. Following the suggestion of Dmitry Kachaev, I would be interesting to discuss if this kind of question is on-topic. Despite of ...
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Would It be possible to get an explanation of what Open Data is added to the FAQ?

The intro portion of the FAQ currently reads Open Data Stack Exchange is for developers and researchers interested in open data. for people who don't know what open data is could a bit more ...
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What's off-topic?

There are a few questions so far that seem open-ended or otherwise kind of off-topic. While I don't want to be a buzz-kill, it seems like it may make sense to provide some guidance. Here's one that ...
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How to deal with country specific questions - tags for countries

SOme questions may be USA specifici (e.g., freedom of information act) We should have a system of tags for countries.
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Questions “Is there data of X” / “Looking for data of X”

I think that for all questions looking for particular data (as opposed to questions e.g. asking for the legal side of data) there should be a tag .g. data-hunt, or at least there should be a good ...

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