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The Myth of Comprehensive Data

Dart-Throwing Chimp

“What about using Twitter sentiment?”

That suggestion came to me from someone at a recent Data Science DC meetup, after I’d given a short talk on assessing risks of mass atrocities for the Early Warning Project, and as the next speaker started his presentation on predicting social unrest. I had devoted the first half of my presentation to a digression of sorts, talking about how the persistent scarcity of relevant public data still makes it impossible to produce global forecasts of rare political crises—things like coups, insurgencies, regime breakdowns, and mass atrocities—that are as sharp and dynamic as we would like.

The meetup wasn’t the first time I’d heard that suggestion, and I think all of the well-intentioned people who have made it to me have believed that data derived from Twitter would escape or overcome those constraints. In fact, the Twitter stream embodies them. Over the past two decades, technological, economic, and political changes have…

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Asia Week New York announces 2015 gallery roster for its celebration of Asian art March 13-21, 2015

Alain.R.Truong

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An Exquisite and Very Rare Carved Celadon-Glazed Vase. Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Height: 8 1/4 inches (22.2 cm). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

NEW YORK, NY.– The Asia Week New York Association announces that 42 international galleries will participate in Asia Week New York 2015, the nine-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 13 through 21, 2015.

Says Carol Conover, Chairman of Asia Week New York: “We look forward to another successful edition of Asia Week New York especially during The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s banner year when it is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its renowned Asian Art Department.”

Joining Asia Week New York for the first time is Shalini Ganendra Fine Art from Malaysia and Navin Kumar Gallery from New York. After a brief hiatus, Dr. Robert Bigler from…

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