Monthly Archives: March 2011

Internet Archive

March 30, 2011

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Infochimps.org

March 30, 2011

Infochimps.org
http://infochimps.org/

Infochimps.org is a website where anyone can upload a dataset and make it a rich addition to the large library with good metadata tagging and descriptions. Much of the data will be free and come with an open license. Infochimps.org has thousands of datasets, including the Freebase data dump, Wikipedia extractions, stock data, and all sorts of text corpora. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

March 30, 2011

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s largest repository of digital social science data, provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community. The ICPSR repository spans the behavioral and social sciences and includes data on sociology, political science, demography, economics, history, criminal justice, gerontology, public health, education, criminal justice, gerontology, substance abuse, international relations, and much more. ICPSR’s Summer Program in Quantitative Methods is internationally recognized as the premier program for training in the methodology of social science research. ICPSR’s membership includes over 650 educational and research institutions around the world. ICPSR member institutions pay annual dues that entitle faculty, staff, and students to the full range of data resources and services provided by ICPSR, but many of the ICPSR data holdings are freely available to anyone. ICPSR content takes the form of numeric data files and associated PDF technical documentation (over 500,000 discrete files comprising over 7000 studies) that may be analyzed using statistical software packages or, in some cases, online analysis software. Each study in the holdings has a corresponding descriptive metadata record. Data in the repository are linked to related publications in the research literature via a Bibliography of over 45,000 entries. Similarly, citations in the Bibliography are linked to the data that generated the research findings. Full text is available for many publications in the Bibliography. ICPSR content provides a rich resource for data mining. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS)

March 30, 2011

International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS)
http://www.ijls.net/

International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS) is the continuation of Iranian Journal of Language Studies (IJLS)–ISSN 1735-5184, eISSN 1735-7047–which was published until October 2009. International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS) is a refereed international journal publishing articles and reports dealing with theoretical as well as practical issues focusing on language, communication, society and culture. IJLS publishes contributions from researchers in all fields relevant to the study of language. The investigation of language and its communicational functions are treated as a concern shared in common by those working in anthropology, the arts, artificial intelligence, education, ethology, literature, linguistics, physiology, philosophy, psychology and the social sciences. International Journal of Language Studies is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format. Content in English.

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Internet Archive

March 30, 2011

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Infochimps.org

March 30, 2011

Infochimps.org
http://infochimps.org/

Infochimps.org is a website where anyone can upload a dataset and make it a rich addition to the large library with good metadata tagging and descriptions. Much of the data will be free and come with an open license. Infochimps.org has thousands of datasets, including the Freebase data dump, Wikipedia extractions, stock data, and all sorts of text corpora. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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The History Data Service (HDS)

March 29, 2011

The History Data Service (HDS)
http://hds.essex.ac.uk/

The HDS collection, which is part of the UK Data Archive (UKDA), brings together over 650 separate data collections transcribed, scanned or compiled from historical sources. The studies cover a wide range of topics from the seventh century to the twentieth century. Although the primary focus of the collection is on the United Kingdom, it also includes a significant body of cross-national and international data collections. In addition, the HDS also enriches and enhances selected data collections by developing thematic special collections where there is a critical mass of related data collections. Current special collections include: Census enumerators’ books, including the entire 1881 Census for England, Wales and Scotland; Poll Books, including the Westminster Historical Database, 1749-1820; British and Irish nineteenth and twentieth century statistics, including histpop – the online historical populations reports website; wage and price time series including the European State Finance Database; local history including the Digital Library of Historical Directories, 1750-1919; and prosopography including the COEL Database: Continental Origins of English Landowners, 1066-1166. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Information Research: An International Electronic Journal

March 29, 2011

Information Research: An International Electronic Journal
http://informationr.net/ir/index.html

Information Research is a freely-available, open access journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality research papers in a wide range of information-related disciplines, including information science, information management, information systems, and librarianship. The dominant focus of the journal is upon information-content-related issues, rather than purely technological issues and a concern with human interaction with systems is also central. It is privately published and edited by Professor T.D. Wilson and hosted, and with technical support, by Lund University Libraries, Sweden and with editorial support from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Gothenburg University.

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Harvard Time Series Center (TSC)

March 29, 2011

Harvard Time Series Center (TSC)
http://timemachine.iic.harvard.edu/search/

Harvard Time Series Center (TSC) is an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to creating the world’s largest data center for time series and to developing algorithms to understand and analyze various aspects of these time series. The partnership of the data center and the analysis effort makes both discoveries of new and rare phenomena, and large scale studies of known phenomena possible. The TSC hosts closed to 1 billion time series, mainly from the field of astronomy but expanding to economics, health data, real estate data, etc. Each time series typically consists of 100-100,000 measurements, making the total number of measurements greater than a trillion! They have both time series that go back 100 years with measurements every few days and time series that were taken at 200Hz for short period of time. Their collection represents one of the largest and most interesting datasets in the world for time series and gives a unique opportunity for to analysts to test their algorithms at large scales. This is an unprecedented opportunity to be part of the development of computational algorithms and the making scientific discoveries across multiple fields and answer some of the most fundamental questions. For each time series in the database, the TSC maintains a list of links to relevant resources, including: a) Links to the original images via URLs; b) A list of metadata about the object (position on the sky, time of observation, wavelength of observation etc), and c) A list of provenance information regarding the process between the original images and time series. The TSC also maintains a full set of web services that can be accessed using any programming language such as Python, Perl etc. Using those web services one can query the database and retrieve a subset of the dataset. These capabilities have been used to create a web interface. This will be added to Data Mining Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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FeedBackers.biz – Get Professional Feedback For Your Ideas

March 29, 2011

FeedBackers.biz – Get Professional Feedback For Your Ideas
http://www.feedbackers.biz/

Feedbackers.biz is a service for individuals, startups, and companies seeking quick and professional feedback for their ideas, websites, business plans, marketing campaigns, and more. THey provide you with a realistic and objective assessment, as well as recommendations, to ensure you will achieve better results. This has been added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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