Data mining

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Report

The #Data4COVID19 Review: assessing the use of non-traditional data during a pandemic crisis

The GovLab, with the support of the Knight Foundation, recently sought to evaluate how non-traditional data was used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The research identifies lessons and recommendations that can be applied to future data-driven crisis management.
Report

Data-led approach to identifying skills shortages

The Productivity Commission asked Taylor Fry to provide this report scoping the feasibility of a data-based model of skill and occupational shortages in New Zealand.
Report

Advancing digital agency: the power of data intermediaries

With the integration of screenless technology into everyday life, the data ecosystem is growing increasingly complicated. This report explores the potential to outsource human decision points to an agent acting on an individual’s behalf, in the form of a data intermediary.
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Text mining police narratives for mentions of mental disorders in family and domestic violence events

In this paper, the authors describe the feasibility of using a text-mining method to generate new insights relating to family and domestic violence (FDV) from free-text police event narratives.
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Text mining police narratives to identify types of abuse and victim injuries in family and domestic violence events

In this paper, the authors demonstrate the application of an automated text mining method to identify abuse types and victim injuries in a large corpus of NSW Police Force family and domestic violence (FDV) event narratives recorded between January 2005 and December 2016.
Commentary

Dirty deeds, done for considerable amounts of money

The week’s two big political campaigning scandals — Cambridge Analytica’s data-harvesting and Labor’s funding scam in Victoria — highlight the temptations facing parties desperate to win government. For Labor, an Ombudsman’s report on the affair places valuable information in the hands of the Victorian Opposition.
Audio interview

Social media companies need more mature, respectful data policies: Alastair MacGibbon

Chances are you or your partner, kids or friends have a Facebook account. So how safe is your information, following the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica?
Audio interview

Should Australian political parties use data mining to access voter information?

"There needs to be a complete rethink of the way we allow political parties to operate," says the Chair of Digital Rights Watch, Tim Norton.
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Assessing the quality of linking temporary visa holders administrative data to the 2011 Census

Temporary entrants are an important and growing part of the Australian population, with the latest available figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) showing close to 1.2 million temporary visa holders in the country as at 30 June 2016. This includes over...
Commentary

Data surveillance is all around us, and it’s going to change our behaviour

Enabled by exponential technological advancements in data storage, transmission and analysis, the drive to ‘datify’ our lives is creating an ultra-transparent world where we are never free from being under surveillance. Increasing aspects of our lives are now recorded as digital data that are systematically...
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The tradeoff fallacy: how marketers are misrepresenting American consumers and opening them up to exploitation

New survey results indicate that marketers are misrepresenting a large majority of Americans by claiming that Americans give out information about themselves as a tradeoff for benefits they receive. To the contrary, the survey reveals most Americans do not believe that ‘data for discounts’ is...