[ml] ML meetup: sociological datasets (Thursday 1/19 @ 6:30pm)

Mike Schachter mschachter at eigenminds.com
Mon Jan 16 18:03:10 PST 2012


Hello everyone!

I'm keen on restarting the machine learning
meetups this year. Here's our wiki page for
the uninitiated:

https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Machine_Learning

My focus on data this year will be sound
and government&census data, and applications
relevant to Noisebridge itself.

Sound because I work with brain cells in the auditory
system, and government data because there's
a potential treasure trove of very relevant machine
learning applications for data accessible online,
with potential to for helping our crumbling democracy
and such.

So this Thursday, 6:30pm, in either the Church
or Turing room, come over and help me brainstorm
some ideas for datasets to work with. Next week
I'm going to teach a workshop on Random Forests
in R.

Some sites with datasets I'm looking through:

http://fec.gov/
http://www.opensecrets.org/
opengovernment.org
http://thomas.loc.gov
http://openstates.org/
http://www.votesmart.org/
http://www.opencongress.org/
http://www.govtrack.us/
http://www.census.gov
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