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methods to build your own data set from public domain data sources

First, you "stand on the shoulders of giants." Very little research or data collection is done entirely from 'scratch' (where 'scratch' corresponds to your first example). You build off of previous ...
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Tool to extract the main concepts/topics from web pages

Thanks Tasos for your very helpful DBpedia Spotlight Python code sample above. However, converting it from Python 2 to Python 3+ wasn't entirely straightforward so thought I'd post the revised version....
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What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?

Geospatial Data Standardization No more KML, KMZ, SHP files! I will make the somewhat bold and possibly controversial statement that geospatial data should always be available in two single ...
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How strictly are "universal design" standards enforced in open data?

u.s. government doesn't even enforce section 508. universal design is just another idea to them. i have yet to see anyone doing it or enforcing it.
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Is it possible to request an api key for each one of my users, using their registered email?

Not possible, not respectful of API provider, and borderline unethical: Not possible: I bet anything that is a violation of USDA API's terms of use. [EDIT] Since they recommended it, my bet was ...
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Patient Workflow Steps in MIMIC-III

The transfers table will track patients; so that gives you the "flow" of a patient through the hospital. As for capturing the "major" events, that's pretty subjective, and the data is wholly ICU ...
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reference to share on best practices

I think you are asking about what to do with headers in tabular data, if so, here are my thoughts: Headers should be one column/one row and only one column/one row. If you have to label across rows,...
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Should the testing of my learning algorithm be restricted only on standard datasets or can I use any dataset to publish my results?

The advantage of using a standard dataset is that it allows direct comparison of results and performance. In essence, standard datasets allow benchmarking by providing a common, accepted measure. That ...
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Extracting tables from multiple PDFs

The tabulizer R package wraps the command line tabula extractor Java application at the heart of tabula so you can easily call tabula from R and retrieve tables from one or more PDFs from within an R ...
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How to publish real-time open data

Simpler than using a big framework for a single file is just to create a simple CSV file format (datetime, value) and then set up a GitHub repository to host the file. You can then use a tool like ...
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Displaying Trust and Data Provenance?

My company, Bitscover by name, is developing a trust rating system for the data that we collect from private sector sources. We don't yet feel confident enough in our "navigation" of government data ...
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