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Are Creative Commons licenses suitable for data?

Since OpenStreetMap has migrated from CC BY-SA to the newly created ODbL for its database, I have lived under the impression that the CC-family of licenses are - at least - not ideal for use with data....
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What can “open data” with a CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) license be used for?

What usage is allowed for an "open data" database released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) license? An example of this is the Placenames Database of Ireland....
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What server and technologies can I use to extract data out of Wikipedia's infoboxes (e.g., ATC code for drugs)

Wikipedia is a significant source of data. Data from Wikipedia may be available in various formats via other servers (e.g., SPARQL end point). For a task of extracting all pairs of "ATC code" - "...
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Automobile accident data in the US

A friend's question: Are there data about automobile accidents over the course of a year with daily increments and preferably with a large variety of filters like city, highway, etc?
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Where could I find open data about ATM locations (in Paris)?

I'm thinking of building an application that shows you the nearest ATM machine, but I don't know where I can find open data about ATM locations (or if there even is such data available). I'm asking ...
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Searching for list(s) of babynames containing huge (10k+) amounts of unique names

I am looking for datasets or huge lists of human forenames. There's plenty of websites that curate lists of names. But none of these seems to offer functionality to export either raw data/lists of ...
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Paraphrase data sets

I am looking for paraphrase data sets. I am aware of the following: PPDB: The Paraphrase Database (Ganitkevitch, Juri, Benjamin Van Durme, and Chris Callison-Burch. "PPDB: The Paraphrase Database." ...
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Has any MOOC (Coursera, edX, Udacity or others) publicly released some of their student data?

I'm looking for educational datasets from MOOCs. PSLC DataShop contains some learning interaction data, but not from MOOCs. I'm especially interested in logs tracking students' activities such as ...
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From an entrepreneur's perspective, are there reasons to open data?

Open data is perceived as being free. One argument against open data I often hear is that by making data open, you might lose your advantage over the competion. This way of thinking also keeps some ...
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What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?

In the past, I have released data as zipped Shapefiles (for the professional GIS crowd) and KML/KMZ (viewable by anyone using Google Earth). Are there other formats that would be especially helpful?
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Nicknames database

I'm interested in being able to identify a name like "Nick" as a short form of a name like "Nicholas" in a data set. Is there any kind of open or somewhat standardized mapping of names and nicknames ...
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How to get the name of a Wikidata item

Let's say I have a Wikidata item QID Q19675, and want to get the name of that item in Spanish. While getting a property like P281 postal code is easy, how to get the name, which for some reason is ...
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Large French dataset for NLP (not formal, rather discussions/reviews)

What am I looking for ? I'm looking for a big dataset (at least a few GB) containing French text. This french text should not have too much quality (such as literature or encyclopedias). Why this ...
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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) data

I want to obtain the entire dataset for all zip codes in the US along with their corresponding USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) data. There are many sites that seem to offer a zipcode lookup tool ...
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Why isn't RDF more popular within the private sector?

I've learned about the idea of storing data in the form of triples not too long ago. This is essentially what RDF allows and since I've started using this to model my data, I've never really looked ...
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Is there a source for various Scrabble dictionaries?

There are some individually maintained lists for some Scrabble dictionaries, and some websites for looking up words in those dictionaries: SOWPODS list: https://raw.github.com/jmlewis/valett/master/...
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American English SMS Text Message Corpora

I'm seeking corpora of American English SMS (<=160 characters) text messages. What corpora are available?
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Converting Geographic Coordinates to New York City neighboorhood names

Does anyone know of a simple tool, method or dataset to enable someone to convert geographic coordinates to New York City neighborhood names? At the very least, it would be good to map a dataset to ...
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Data on refugee migration

Are there any current data sets on the migration of refugees in Europe available? As information seems to be sparse, I don't really care what kind of data. For example, data on migration routes or ...
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Where can I download photoperiod (daylength) data?

I'm looking to download photoperiod (day length) data for a variety of locations in Europe on a variety of dates. For each date and locations, I need to the number of hours of daylight. Ideally, the ...
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FedBizopps Raw Data - API

I'm trying to locate the raw data from FedBizOpps or an API to the daily information. On their site they provide a link, but the page is a 404. Is there a way to download all active electronic ...
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How to get soccer players Wikipedia URL?

I'd like to grab as many soccer players names and their Wikipedia URL. For example: "David Beckham": 'David_Beckham', "Wayne Rooney": 'Wayne_Rooney' The first portion is their name and the second is ...
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Clickstream sample dataset

I am looking for some web traffic or clickstream dataset, ideally from an ecommerce website. I like to do some analysis on purchasing pattern if possible. For example: visit duration, conversion, ...
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Average Job Salary by Title/Location/Etc. (US or Intl)

I'm trying to find an open data source to use for estimating average salaries based on job titles and locations. I had initially considered using Glassdoor's API, but it seems to be too basic for my ...
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Job satisfaction data

Are there any datasets available freely online without restrictions that include individual level responses to questions about job satisfaction? Ideally, I'd be interested in a datafile that included ...
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Standards for self-documenting text files?

One of the advantages of most scientific file formats is that you have a block of attached metadata that tells a reader how to read / interpret the file (what the fields are, for the most part -- how ...
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A standard format for English vocabulary

Is there a standard format for English vocabulary lists and some data sources in that format? (For example a standard XML) For example SAT vocabulary or Basic English words, including definition, ...
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How to output the description of Wikidata items using SPARQL?

I am trying to output a table using query.wikidata.org and SPARQL, with the name, birthdate, and brief description of notable, living Americans (i.e. those with wikidata entries) who will turn 100 ...
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Predictive Maintenance Data

I'm eager to try out some more with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and would like to find a data set to make a use case concerning predictive manufacturing. Microsoft already offers a data set (semi ...
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How to construct a database with the underlying real estate data displayed by Redfin, Zillow, or Trulia?

Regardless of whether the home is for sale, if you type any street address into Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, they will often tell you the square footage, the last-sold-date, the taxable value, and often ...
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Series of integers to test sorting algorithms

That may sound trivial, but do any of you know where I could find a database of test cases for sorting algorithms? It's common to test sorting algorithms on corner cases or with datasets with specific ...
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Database of English words difficulty

Data request I am looking for a database that describes the "difficulty" of each English word. Difficulty of a word is not easy to define, but it is probably a mix of: Level of study needed to ...
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Is there an open data api or service for dates of official government holidays?

Is there a service or Open API that exists out there for providing the dates of existing holidays in the US including observed holidays? Unfortunately, from my google searches I've just found a paid ...
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How to embed licenses within SVG?

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Interest of double lincenses CC-...
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Publishing Weather Data under Creative Commons / Peer Production License

I am from a volunteer at FSHM (Free Software Hardware Movement, Puducherry, India). As a part of our community project, we have been working on building a weather station using Freedom Hardware. We ...
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Is there an API for searching the US Copyright database?

I was pointed to this StackExchange from Twitter -- I'm wondering if there's any kind of stable/published API for accessing the Copyright data exposed over here. As it is, it's not incredibly ...
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Time-Series data viewer

Looking for a way of visualizing public power generation data. Typical data set has 1–5 years of hourly data, and anything up to 30 columns. Needing to pan and zoom, and perhaps select sections. Needs ...
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Statistics on car life length for each car model?

Authorities of each country register cars when they are bought or scrapped. Is there an open statistics of average life time for each car model?
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CPU instruction set

I would like to have a structured dataset about instruction set by CPU. The data should include the number of cycles, ALU, FPU used, etc. Does this exist somewhere?
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Dataset of domain names

There are many web resources to find domain names (whois.com), and using the WHOIS protocol there are some APIs. Some examples are the unix command line tool jwhois and the python library pywhois. ...
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A web API user's guide for free and open data

There are many web-based Application Programming Interfaces (API) that allow data-hungry people to get their hands on all sorts of data. It's a great way to collect data as-needed, instead of looking ...
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Is there a roadmap for opening all the data for a city or municipality?

In Chicago, a lot of data has been released on the City's Data Portal, but I have no idea how much is left to be opened. The strategy I've noticed governments seem to follow is to start with a ...
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Looking for a list of major cities of the world

Wikipedia has pages for containing a list of towns and cities with 100,000 or more inhabitants. I'd like this same data in machine readable format, with country and city names.
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Public domain paintings database

I'm looking for an API that would allow me to get a lot of painting on the public domain. For example, Google's art project contains a lot of what I am looking for, but you can't easily download ...
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Where can I find a database of hotel property locations?

Looking for an open database of lat/long co-ordinates for hotels. I am aware of sites like Factual.com but I'm looking for something more open.
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Cost of living dataset

I'm trying to compare what the equivalent salary would be between two cities based upon the cost of living in each city. I want to be able to build something like CNN's cost of living calculator. ...
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Netflix Data set

One of the canonical examples of a big data competition was the Netflix prize data set. It seems to have disappeared from the Internet. Is that the case, or is it still accessible somewhere?
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How does Google Maps get traffic info?

I am living in Croatia, and I for sure know that our government and road regulating authorities didn't sign anything with Google in regards to giving the data away. So, how can google, in real time, ...
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Where can I find a dataset of drones attacks?

I'm looking for a dataset of drone attacks containing: attack location (GPS coordinates if possible) number of injuries and deaths time and date Optionally: demographics information on casualties ...
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IP Geocoding Data Sources and/or APIs

I am looking for IP address to geocoding data sources and/or APIs. Open to any formats, and the main concern is the quality, depth, and freshness of the data.

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