Programmers, designers, students, and innovators spent 24 hours in Berkeley’s South Hall for the Social Innovation Hackathon, knowing that their work could make a real difference for developing countries around the world.
Ph.D. student Rajesh Veeraraghavan is analyzing the effects of an Indian “open government” initiative, which uses information transparency to fight corruption in the distribution of government benefits.
A new student research project analyzes the text of Yelp restaurant reviews to automatically reveal the underlying topics discussed by the reviewers — and predict the rating the restaurant would have received based on each individual topic.
Although case law is technically public domain, legal decisions are often scattered across the Internet, locked up in proprietary systems, and only available by paying exorbitant fees. A new non-profit aims to make these legal materials easily and freely available to all.