Aalyzing Public Records Requests

Kevin analyzed a set of public records data requests from across western Washington to see whether he could find support for the proactive disclosure of datasets. He categorized requests using Python and a natural language processing package and came up for recommendations that would make this process easier in the future.

Project Details

Date: Jun 1, 2018

Author: Kevin McCraney

Categories: project

Tagged: data literacy, civic data, open data

Client: The City of Seattle and the Office of the Chief Information Officer


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Open Data Literacy is a collaborative project led by the Information School at the University of Washington in partnership with public institutions that create, manage, and publish open data. Open Data Literacy is funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


The Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105

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