NLP Pipeline: Understanding Land Ownership in Kenya through Network Analysis
March 17th, 2021

An end-to-end NLP pipeline from collecting and preparing more than 32.000 notices, legal entities, and court documents to build a web-based dashboard displaying land ownership in Kenya. The purpose of this project is to boost Kenya’s efforts to restore degraded land i

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How to Webscrape 700,000 PDFs for Natural Language Processing in 14 Hours to Help the Planet
March 6th, 2021

In order to identify financial incentives for forest and landscape restoration in LATAM, we needed to webscrape policy documents from government pages combining more than 1,300 keywords for each of the 108 targetted states. We did this 61x times faster (than using a lap

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AI & the Digital Divide: Analyzing the Impact of Digital Connectivity on Human Development (With UNDP)
February 2nd, 2021

Applying AI to identify causal factors of the digital divide and their impact on human development. By Salil Kumar and Harshita Chopra   “Technology is changing the world” is something we read and experience every day. The Internet of Things (IoT), cloud storag

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Topic Analysis to Identify and Classify Environmental Policies in LATAM
November 25th, 2020

By Gijs van den Dool, Galina Naydenova, and Ann Chia   In an 8-week project, 50 technology changemakers from Omdena embarked on a mission to find needles in an online haystack. The project proved that using Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be very efficient t

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Exploring Scientific Literature on Online Violence Against Children Using Natural Language Processing
November 23rd, 2020

The following work is part of the Omdena AI Challenge on preventing online violence against children, implemented in collaboration with John Zoltner at Save the Children US. This article is written by Wen Qing Lim, Maria Guerra-Arias, Sijuade Oguntayo   Tex

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Internet Safety for Children: Using NLP to Predict the Risk Level of Online Games, Websites, and Applications
November 20th, 2020

The following work is part of the Omdena AI Challenge on improving internet safety for children, implemented in collaboration with John Zoltner at Save the Children US. This blog was written by Sabrina Carlson and co-authored by Erum Afzal. Contributors include Anna

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