Data & Civil Rights: Technology Primer
Data & Civil Rights Conference, October 2014
7 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2014 Last revised: 23 Dec 2014
Date Written: October 30, 2014
This primer provides a basic overview to some of the core concepts underpinning the “big data” phenomenon and the practice of data mining. The purpose of this primer is to enable those who are unfamiliar with the relevant practices and technical tools to at least have an appreciation for different aspects of what’s involved.
Keywords: Data, metadata, big data, database, aggregation, algorithms, machine learning, data mining
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