There is an awareness that many online services will provide APIs which may facilitate rich data mining including analyses of the growth and development of communities, uses of resources, etc.

In this session, Tony Hirst reviews the sorts of data that are freely available and how it an be accessed and analysed. The talk will also highlight potential dangers in the uses of automated analysis tools, such as how savvy users might be able to 'game the system'.

Filmed at the Open University, Milton Keynes, on Monday 11th July, 2011.

Produced by Rich Pitkin

Event Website: ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/eim-2011-07/

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