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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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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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How can I reliably host and share large data sets?

Relevant to this answer, I discovered that datahub.io has a 100MB limit on file uploads. I was disappointed to learn this, and it tooks many server errors to realize I should read the FAQ, where I ...
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A table mapping from US county or ZIP to Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA)

Nielsen has come up with this notion: A DMA region is a group of counties that form an exclusive geographic area[...] DMAs partition all US counties, and I want to know which counties belong to ...
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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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Dataset of sentences translated into many languages

I'm looking for a dataset of human translated sentences. The ideal dataset would look like this: 1, en, The weather is nice today. 1, de, Das Wetter ist heute schön. 1, es, El clima es agradable hoy....
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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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API giving ships positions for the whole world

shipAIS has a great database and web interface showing what ships are in a particular area: Unfortunately, it is limited to North Europe. Is there a similar database for ships in the whole world? ...
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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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What is the best source for finding what businesses have opened/exist/closed in a given geographical area?

Is there a a standard source for finding out what businesses (with brick and mortar locations) exist in a geographical area (particularly in the U.S.)? This doesn't necessarily have to be a ...
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How to include sub-classes in a Wikidata SPARQL query? (example: when querying “bands”, include “rock bands”)

Here is my naive query for bridges: SELECT ?item WHERE { ?item wdt:P31 wd:Q12280. # Item's type is: bridge } Problem: It only returns a small fraction of all bridges, because railway bridges (...
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List of all restaurants in a city (EU)?

Is there an open database where I can get the list of all restaurants (or bakeries, etc) for a given city ? Since I'd need theses places so as to be able to put them on a map, like Google maps, i ...
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Famous people dataset

I would like to use a lot of famous people data in a project. Is there a dataset with famous people? Like artists, musicians, politicians, etc.
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Where can I get private companies' financials?

Countries have mandatory disclosure of some financial indicators for certain industries. Some companies may disclose information about their financial performance at will. While public corporations ...
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Where can I download those bible verses in JSON or XML or SQL formatted file?

I need to make a site that has Chinese bible verses as well as English bible verses. Where can I download those in MySQL, XML or JSON format? Can I download them for free? I need NIV version and 和合本 ...
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Data standards for election results

I've found the schemas for the Election Markup Language, and this relatively thin json effort https://github.com/wnyc/election_california_2012/blob/master/examples/sample.json Are there any other ...
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Data Licenses for US Government Data not in data.gov

I want to know when commercial use of US government data is permitted and for what uses. Below, there are 5 questions that I have for 4 different primary data sources. So far, I have seen the data ...
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Social Networks other than facebook and twitter that allow access to their data to developers?

I am looking for social networks, other than Facebook and Twitter, that offer their API to developers, for free. Which other social networks allow developers to crawl data? What kind of restrictions ...
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Corpus of tagged text (English newspapers or any tagged text)

I'm developing a system to extract tags from text (English) and currently I have no dataset to test the system and evaluate, could someone point me to a source (preferably a free one) thanks. NOTE: By ...
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Where can I find U.S. train traffic data?

I'm trying to get a general idea of railroad traffic along particular segments of track—whether it's abandoned, whether it gets one train a month, or 100 trains a day. Is there a source of such data? ...
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Catalog.data.gov using CKAN API with python requests package

I'm not sure if this is a requests issue, a CKAN API issue, or a catalog.data.gov issue. I can do this GET query: import requests import json r = requests.get('http://catalog.data.gov/api/search/...
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What are the most common issues with data cleaning (e.g. outliers, duplicates)? Who has data sets that need to be prepared for analysis?

When preparing data for analysis, I often encountered issues such as outliers, data entries that are logically inconsistent (e.g. age=150/age=-2), duplicates (that are not exactly equal) etc. When ...
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Needed: Dataset for Outlier / Anomaly Detection

I would like to demonstrate outlier / anomaly detection and for that I need a real-life dataset. I found the post http://www.researchgate.net/post/What_are_anomaly_detection_benchmark_datasets ...
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Where can I find Historical GIS datasets?

I've been looking for a while for Historical GIS datasets. In a lot of places (also in answers here at StackExchange), people are referring to a great dataset at ThinkQuest, which contains detailed ...
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Soccer leagues/teams/players API

I wanted to know if anyone knows of a website that provides free information related to various soccer leagues. I am creating a C# application. I'm interested in the following: table each league ...
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Government shutdown causing linked open data to go away

With the government shutdown now upon us, and many groups going to be performing an 'orderly shutdown' of their systems in a few hours... How can systems that rely on linked open data make sure that ...
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Examples of scraping from “real-world” data sources using OCR, etc?

Are there any examples of open data that have been scraped from "real-world" sources? To explain what I mean by "real-world", here are some (made up) examples and then some criteria: Train departure ...
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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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Are there publicly available sources listing uses of open data?

It would be very valuable for government officials and the public to be able to track the uses of open data sets. Are there sources that currently do this and make the information available to the ...
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Dataset of radio stations live streaming URLs, collaboratively curated

Many radios all over the world are streaming live over the Internet. Each of them have one or several URLs. I am looking for a curated dataset of these streams. Requirements: Name of the radio (ex: ...
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Population movement datasets?

Are there any datasets available that contain real or simulated movement data of individuals over a period of time, or at least some metadata about population movements that might be used to build ...
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Where can I find high-precision cartographic data of French rural areas?

While OpenStreetMap is rather good for cartographic information (and rendered maps) in urban areas of France, it is rather unsatisfactory in rural areas (except in the area where I live, where I ...
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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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Where can I find a part-of-speech corpus free for commercial use?

I'm looking to teach myself more about NLP. I started with NLTK and I see that it has potential to eventually become something I could get paid for. From there, my journey continued to reading this ...
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Transactional data over multiple years (Customer ID, Date, Price)

To build models to predict customer behavior, I am searching for transactional data over multiple years (i.e. > 3 years). My focus is to assess the quality of long-term predictions, thus the longer ...
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Data about completed prison term by country

I'm looking data (preferentially free and open data but I can afford small payments) by country worldwide on the percent of population that have completed a prison sentence or were sentenced. I only ...
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City mayor/council racial demographics

I can't seem to find any data regarding racial demographics at the US place (city) level for mayors and council members per year. Is there any resources available with such information? I would like ...
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Interest of double licenses CC-BY-SA + ODbL for SVG maps

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 Embed two licenses within SVG. ...
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Validity, Utility and Cost of Clinical Tests

Medical tests are characterized by validity, utility and cost: Validity is the probability that the test results are correct. Utility is the usefulness of having correct results (e.g. how much life-...
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Daily electricity usage dataset

Where can I find a dataset of daily electricity usage from a zone or country anywhere in the world? Anywhere = i accept any dataset from anywhere in the world, but at least a daily usage
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Are there any international non-governmental data aggregators?

We are probably all familiar with Manyeyes and google public data explorer but those are always based on governmental Statistics bureau or OECD data. Are there any projects to aggregate data that is ...
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Publicly Available UK Datasets

With no disrespect to our fellow data scientists over "the pond", one major problem from the rest of the world's point of view with questions like Publicly Available Datasets is the American focus of ...
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Open Address Data for Restaurants

I am looking for any open data set that maintains restaurants (or places in general) with their address. If a place closes I am hoping this database will reflect that quickly.
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Alternative to GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)?

I recently heard of GTFS as a specification for the times and geographic information regarding transit networks. It is initially used by Google to integrate them into Google Maps but is now made to be ...
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Does any City have POIA (Public Online Information act) laws in place?

A few years ago, Sunlight Foundation advocated for the Public Online Information Act (POIA). Do you know of any city that has adopted such a law or statue? In the age of the Internet, government is ...
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What are the data quality measures for open data?

How does a consumer know they are getting good data? Are there standard frameworks for grading the quality of an open data set? Should there be metrics published around accuracy, completeness, ...
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Is there a list of all utilities that offer the Green Button Download and Green Button Connect?

I see the Green Button data standard on greenbuttondata.org. But I am trying to figure out which geographic regions have the standard ALREADY deployed.
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Query medicine descriptions API

I am looking for publicly available API for querying medicine's descriptions. For example, if I supply Carbidopa/Levodopa or Sinemet the expected return data (in json or xml format) is a simple ...
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Where can I find all cities, regions and cantons of Switzerland?

I am interested in finding all cities, regions and cantons of Switzerland. Where can I find them?

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