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Acronym YDS

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Title YourDataStories
Description YourDataStories, or YDS in short, is a platform that helps make sense of open and social data. It answers your specific question by turning data into the substrate for stories that human beings can comprehend and act upon. YDS addresses professionals in govern-ment, public administration, business, and journalism, but it is also made for citizens.

YDS starts with the definition of a topic. It then collects pertinent data from a variety of sources and, where useful, across borders: Government open data, social networks, crowd-sourced information, and business open data (proprietary data can be tied in by their owners). Figuratively speaking, YDS pours these data into a big melting pot and watches as they coalesce with each other. (For experts: The concept behind this is Linked Open Data.).

But this is not a one-time process. To the contrary, YDS focuses on continuous data streams. It automatically updates and integrates new information directly from the sources as it becomes available. Thus, the YDS database becomes richer and deeper over time, while giving historical context to the topic as it develops.

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Coordinator Athens Technology Center SA
RRI-SSH reference person
Twitter handle @YDS_EU
Partners TenForce BVBA, National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Greek Free / Open Source Software Society, Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Governance, Deutsche Welle, Stichting European Journalism Centre, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
RRI subjects or topics Open Science and Open Access
ICT subjects or topics Open Innovation in ICT
SSH subjects or topics History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Ethnology, Human geography, Sociology
Other subjects or topics Big Data, Linked data, Open Data
Funded by European Commission

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