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Visualization of the Week: Real-time Wikipedia edits

The Wikipedia Recent Changes Map visualizes Wikipedia edits around the world in real-time.

Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi have put together an addictive visualization of real-time edits on Wikipedia, mapped across the world. Every time an edit is made, the user’s location and the entry they edited are listed along with a corresponding dot on the map.

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Strata Week: Add structured data, lose local flavor?

Strata Week: Add structured data, lose local flavor?

Wikidata's structure vs. diverse knowledge, and a look at the many factors behind Netflix's recommendations.

A critic says Wikidata could undermine Wikipedia's localized information. Also, Netflix explains why its recommendation engine is much more complicated than most people realize.

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Strata Week: Investors circle big data

Strata Week: Investors circle big data

Big funding news for data startups, a new verification tool for Wikipedia, and Angry Birds takes down the economy.

This week's data news includes funding announcements from a number of data startups, a new real-time research tool for Ushahidi and Wikipedia, and calculations about the amount of work time Americans waste on Angry Birds.

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Strata Week: The mortality rate of URLs

Strata Week: The mortality rate of URLs

Parsing link rot, visualizing Wikipedia edits, and deconstructing autocorrect

In the latest Strata Week: How quickly do URLs die? Where in the world are Wikipedia editors? How does the iPhone autocorrect work (or not)?

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Strata Gems: Use Wikipedia as training data

The online encyclopedia is a great resource for data scientists

Wikipedia is an essential tool in the data scientist's armory. Today's Strata Gem shows how it can be used to help computers distinguish between different sense of common words.

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