More on New Data Sets (A Nod to Gary King)

The previous post on curation referred to the enormity of data that continues to be available for processing. Among the many useful bits of info in this presentation by Harvard prof Gary King is the run-down he gives on slides 21 and 22.

While his approach is certainly academic, the company that has sprung from his work–Crimson Hexagon–certainly is some evidence of commercial application.

The other key points for me are the need for tech and human methods of analysis to be used in a complementary way. So much momentum seems to be toward tech solutions, the human role (the curator, if you will) is paid too little heed. In fact, that’s how the linked presentation ends:

“Will we wait to be replaced?” Or will we adapt?

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