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2013 Strata Data Innovation Award
Winner: Data Used for Social Impact
2012 LAUNCH Festival
1.0 Company Winner
When government agencies — DARPA and the NSF — pioneered the Internet, they looked to civilians like Vint Cerf for the enabling technologies that knit together the various private networks including ARPANET and NSFNET. The agencies provided the will, and innovative technologists provided the way. Together, they seeded the most transformative platform of their generation. The growing Open Government (OpenGov) movement, flying the banner of "Government as a platform," is no less ambitious. Its champions, like Jen Pahlka, Tim O'Reilly and Gavin Newsom, push for opening government data so that citizens can enjoy better services. Their challenge is similar to that of the Internet's early days: governments need the will to provide the raw data, and enabling technologies must be available to knit the data together.
We are proud to be an enabling technology for OpenGov. To demonstrate our capabilities, we sifted through 12 years of IRS 990 forms to auto-magically pull out all the latest form T filings (what's released of 2011 tax year filings, so far). We then released them as structured, machine-readable public datasets on our Open Data Portal. Contact us if you're interested in learning more!
Captricity uses massively parallel machine- and human-intelligence-powered algorithms in the cloud to extract data (even handwriting) from paper forms. We call it human-guided machine learning. What were the steps?
How did it all turn out? We cranked through 1M+ values in a couple days, and at one-fifth (1/5) of the cost of manual outsourcing (at double-entry quality). Contact us to find out more!