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data "enrichment"

From: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:20:04 -0800
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This got me thinking about what I mean when I talk about data enrichment.

http://get.tableau.com/new-era-transparency-5-best-practices-sharing-government-data.html

A big part of it is going beyond simply dropping a dataset on the web. 
It may be that the term "enrichment" is best left to the machine 
learning folks, but the idea of providing extra value by offering 
analysis and visualizations is something I find compelling. This white 
paper from the folks at Tableau Software is largely directed at getting 
people from the government sector using their product, but I think they 
do have a good point. The bit of it that I think generalizes is the 
introduction. In particular, I like the idea that " the real commitment 
to open data comes with the establishment of functional web-based data 
portals for publishing both the raw information and comprehensive data 
analysis, that even the average citizen will understand."
I feel we have a responsibility to address that.
-Annette

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Annette Greiner
NERSC Data and Analytics Services
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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