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Why polls seem to struggle to get it right – on elections and everything else

Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician’s guide to understanding polls in the media.


7 ways IRE recognised DDJ in 2016

We roundup the judges comments for this year’s winners of the IRE Awards.


GeoVisual Search

Search public satellite imagery for visually similar objects.

Vital Signs

Leverage health data from ProPublica’s renowned healthcare investigations.

rssFeatured Projects


Europeana Transcribe: Crowdsourcing WWI data from handwritten text

With so much historical material available from WWI, this project is calling upon the crowd to help turn these into digital data troves.


Islam, media subject: How to quantify the perception of Islam in the media

By text mining a corpus of French newspaper articles between 1997 - 2015, this project shows how discussions about Islam have changed over time.

rssUpcoming Events

24/4/2017 - 25/4/2017

OpenVis Conf (Boston, USA)

Learn about data visualization, information design, data analysis and implementation using the best Open Web technology.

27/4/2017 - 28/4/2017

Generate Conference (New York, USA)

Speakers include Sara Soueidan, Steve Fisher, Mina Markham and Jennifer Brook, with more to be announced.

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This intiative receives partial funding from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

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