exploring and remodeling table fields

Sometimes tables are messy not just in their data items, but also in the fields that define the table columns.[1]  Various techniques help to deal with such “second order” messiness.  Sorting table fields alphabetically or evaluating them with more powerful text similarity measures help to identify inadvertently duplicated fields. Sorting table fields by the number … Continue reading exploring and remodeling table fields

confidential documents are costly

Confidential documents submitted to government agencies have significant costs.  Confidential documents don’t contribute to public knowledge.  Persons face significant costs and complications to access confidential documents.  Moreover, the receiving agency has to follow special, relatively expensive procedures for storing and archiving confidential documents. Both the cost of confidentiality to the public and to the agency … Continue reading confidential documents are costly

micro-consituencies support global information sharing

Creating a new, common language for machine-readable information allows information to be shared across organizations with disparate information systems and information formats.  The Global Justice XML Data Model is a successful example of such a language.  Its success prompted the development of a similar, but broader initiative called the National Information Exchange Model.  Both models … Continue reading micro-consituencies support global information sharing