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  • Hackathon geared toward the 'liberation' of data from public PDF documents

    Massive amounts of unstructured data are held in the form of PDF documents, but extracting key figures and words out of PDFs in a programmatic manner can be difficult and costly. This poses a challenge to public-interest groups, journalists and others who are interested in running large-scale analyses on PDF documents in order to uncover valuable insights.

  • Obama administration expands open data access

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration.

  • Group protests proposed cuts in e-gov't transparency efforts

    A U.S. government budget for 2011 being considered in Congress would make huge cuts to the budget for President Barack Obama's transparency programs, including websites where residents can track government spending and examine data from federal agencies.

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