Data on legal aid and legal needs from Legal Services Corporation

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The leading national funder of civil legal aid, the Legal Services Corporation, has a public repository of data and data visualizations on Tableau. At this page, you can find their data sets and their visualizations about: the types of legal needs people have demographics of people their grantees serve what their grantees are doing with funds outcomes of the services, like … Read More

Machine Learning for Language Toolkit, MALLET

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MALLET is an open source software tool to make sense of text through machine learning. MALLET is a Java-based package for statistical natural language processing, document classification, clustering, topic modeling, information extraction, and other machine learning applications to text. MALLET includes sophisticated tools for document classification: efficient routines for converting text to “features”, a wide variety of algorithms (including Naïve … Read More

Civic Data Design Lab

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Civic Data Design Lab is a project out of MIT’s Dept. of Urban Studies & Planning, that focuses on how data-based visuals and tools can be used to improve citizenship — and citizens’ relations with the government. From their site: The Civic Data Design Lab works with data to understand it for public good. We seek to develop alternative practices … Read More