CYGAR presented at the CSS Winter Symposium

The new CYGAR platform will be presented at the 3rd Computational Social Sciences Winter Symposium 2016 in Cologne organised by GESIS.


The new CYGAR platform will be presented at the 3rd Computational Social Sciences Winter Symposium 2016 in Cologne organised by GESIS. Developed by the Check Your Government project that joins the Technology Transfer Research Group and the Michael-Stifel-Center for Data-Driven Science in Jena, the Fraunhofer Institute for International Managenment and Knowledge Economy in Leipzig and the news outlet DER TAGESPIEGEL in Berlin and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the new platform aims to open up legislative processes in the German Bundestag to social scientists, journalists and the general public.

CYGAR collects raw data from open sources such as social media, the DIP or news feeds, preprocesses and integrates them into a coherent data base and provides analytical tools for users. It is intended to allow users to develop their own analytical applications and prototyping them using CYGAR as their main data source. The platform is endowed with a highly flexible API framework that allows users to plug in their own analytical tools and conduct customised analyses at an industrial scale. CYGAR currently drives the Map of Lobbyists, while other applications are already under development.

Team member Hendrik Lehmann from DER TAGESPIEGEL will present CYGAR at the second poster session on 30 November 2016, from 14:00 to 15:00. The poster is available here.

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