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[liberationtech] Controlling Human Rights Research

Seth David Schoen schoen at
Sat Feb 5 14:23:25 PST 2011

cantona7 at writes:

> On the same note, we are collecting very significant amounts of 
> information at the moment on incidents, victims and perpetrators. 
> We are looking for very advanced ways of managing, visualising, 
> data-mining and pattern analysis. Though we are a human rights 
> organisation, weI have looked at how policing and intelligence 
> organisations manage such information and that generally means 
> packages such as Sentinal Visualiser and i2 Analysts notebook. 
> While this offer many of the things that we owuld like to do, they 
> are eye-wateringly expensive! Does anyone know of similar options 
> which are cheaper and/or free/open source?

You should talk to the Human Rights Data Analysis Group at Benetech,
which develops and uses free software to do this kind of work.

Seth Schoen
Senior Staff Technologist                         schoen at
Electronic Frontier Foundation          
454 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA  94110     +1 415 436 9333 x107

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