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Monday, March 21, 2011

Open Data and Transparency

Matthew Hurst posts on the fact that Open Data is Not Transparency.  Yes, clearly.  This also occurs in the enterprise, where there are multiple and rich sources of data.  Yet if they are not understood in the context of specific decision makers they are useless, even dangerous.  Yet can we convert streams of data into simple statements in natural language?   That is also hard,  a complex analysis using data cannot usually be converted into a simple statement without support from data analysts and statisticians.  I think the best way to address this is to provide constructs where decision makers can interact with their data. 

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