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swift is 1. data gathering engine (aggregator) 2. data structuring tool (tagger) 3. most importantly, an API for data
who swift is <ul><li>A product of several like-minded </li></ul><ul><li>nonprofit software projects. </li></ul>Mesh4x Crow...
how? <ul><li>Underneath Swift is really just people </li></ul><ul><li>working together to gather as much  </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>pull a stool up to the data assembly line </li></ul><ul><li>and get to work </li></ul>
Swift is the index cards and the highlighters.
Swift gives you blanks to fill in.
twitch games
witnessing <ul><li>is a fundamental to understanding the world </li></ul>
And yet, all of the eyewitness data is inseparable from the noise, where it will remain for hours, or perhaps never be uti...
We need new listening tools.
<ul><li>Output: API </li></ul><ul><li>Swift is a tool for creating structured data. </li></ul><ul><li>The resulting databa...
Instedd <ul><li>Tag analysis for disease prediction </li></ul><ul><li>evolve </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Canadians made something like this. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Java, closed, expensive, and limited to health data...
<ul><li>Europe Media Monitor does analytics like we hope to. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Newsrooms are starting to figure this out. </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtag leadership creates a grassroots AP wire. </li...
good with data? <ul><li>now you can help </li></ul>
designed for speed
<ul><li>How do you signal to your community? </li></ul><ul><li>(how do you post to a bulletin board?) </li></ul>
structured publishing <ul><li>you can’t just share your SQL.  </li></ul><ul><li>Making data portable means publishing it <...
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  1. 1. swift is 1. data gathering engine (aggregator) 2. data structuring tool (tagger) 3. most importantly, an API for data
  2. 2. who swift is <ul><li>A product of several like-minded </li></ul><ul><li>nonprofit software projects. </li></ul>Mesh4x Crowdsourced Crisis data Media Analytics
  3. 3. how? <ul><li>Underneath Swift is really just people </li></ul><ul><li>working together to gather as much </li></ul><ul><li>structured data as possible. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>pull a stool up to the data assembly line </li></ul><ul><li>and get to work </li></ul>
  5. 5. Swift is the index cards and the highlighters.
  6. 6. Swift gives you blanks to fill in.
  7. 7. twitch games
  8. 8. witnessing <ul><li>is a fundamental to understanding the world </li></ul>
  9. 9. And yet, all of the eyewitness data is inseparable from the noise, where it will remain for hours, or perhaps never be utilized. Data is lost like waste heat.
  10. 10. We need new listening tools.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Output: API </li></ul><ul><li>Swift is a tool for creating structured data. </li></ul><ul><li>The resulting database is open, with distributed storage and standards-based portability, relying on: </li></ul><ul><li>ICAL </li></ul><ul><li>FOAF </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul>
  12. 12. Instedd <ul><li>Tag analysis for disease prediction </li></ul><ul><li>evolve </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Canadians made something like this. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Java, closed, expensive, and limited to health data. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Europe Media Monitor does analytics like we hope to. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Newsrooms are starting to figure this out. </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtag leadership creates a grassroots AP wire. </li></ul>
  16. 16. good with data? <ul><li>now you can help </li></ul>
  17. 17. designed for speed
  18. 18. <ul><li>How do you signal to your community? </li></ul><ul><li>(how do you post to a bulletin board?) </li></ul>
  19. 19. structured publishing <ul><li>you can’t just share your SQL. </li></ul><ul><li>Making data portable means publishing it </li></ul><ul><li>in structured databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Take it to Freebase, GeoCommons, DBpedia, MusicBrainz </li></ul><ul><li>Dont just make it “open,” make it semantic and publish it. </li></ul>
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