120706 Holder de ord Open Legislative Data

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Presentation given about Holder de ords topic model at Open Legislative Data conference at Science Po in Paris July 6th 2012.

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120706 Holder de ord Open Legislative Data

  1. 1. Bringer politikken til folketOpen Legislative Data, 06.07.2012 ParisKristofer Rees, Head of Political Analysiskristofer@holderdeord.noIngrid Ødegaard, Head of Digital Strategyingrid@holderdeord.no
  2. 2. Who are we?! Based in Oslo, Norway!   Non-profit! About 20 volunteers! We connect voting data and electoral promises!   Prototype of site is live at http://beta.holderdeord.no! We’ve won an advertising campaign worth €3 mill. – to be run prior to elections 2013! J
  3. 3. How does democracy work? Get   elected   Campaign   Make  laws/  Pass   promises   policies   Accountability?  www.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  4. 4. How does democracy work? Get   elected   Campaign   Make  laws/  Pass   promises   policies   Open  data  =   Transparency   Accountability!  www.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  5. 5. The problem Accuracy   +   Accessiblity  !   Data needs to be accurate and !   Present data in a way that correct people can relate to! Verifiable and methodologically !   Make political processes sound easier to understand Our  model  needs  to  be  both  accurate  and  accessible.    www.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  6. 6. Our solution – a topic-based model ”See  what  poli,cians  voted  and  promised  on   topics  that  are  important  to  you!”   The  war  in  Afghanistan   Property  tax   Wage  regula;ons   ! Based on these topics, we collect related votes and promises and present them on the same page. !   The viewer can now compare votes to the promises and decide if the politician has done what he or she promised.www.holderdeord.no 7/6/12  
  7. 7. How does our model work? Topic:  The  war  in  Afghanistan   Created  by  us   What  needs  to  be  voted  to  be  in   Posi;on   favor  of  topic.     Promises  related  to  ”the   Votes  related  to  ”the  war   Data   war  in  afghanistan”   in  afghanistan”  www.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  8. 8. Topic pagewww.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  9. 9. How do we create topics?www.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  10. 10. How to categorize promises 1.  Collect promises 2.  Make qualitative judgements: –  Is the promise general or specific? –  Assign relevant categories to the promise 3.  Register sourcewww.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  11. 11. Examples of promiseswww.holderdeord.no NB:  Transla;on  by  Google  Translate,  not  accurate…     7/6/12
  12. 12. Challenges and lessons learnt! Making sense of intricacies in the parliamentary system! Defining topics!   Processing incoming votes!   Technical architecture! Finding out what triggers people! Get input for stakeholderswww.holderdeord.no 7/6/12
  13. 13. A call for collaboration!! We are eager to discuss and share experiences and best practices!   Wiki: https://holderdeord.atlassian.net/wiki/! https://github.com/holderdeord/! http://beta.holderdeord.no! kontakt@holderdeord.nowww.holderdeord.no 7/6/12

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