People seem more afraid of crime than they are likely to be victims of crime. But are there any patterns in the demographics? Are those who are more afraid also more likely to be victims? I made an interactive data visualization to try and find out: (in English)  Go to Crime vs Fear visualization Data […]

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After every Danish election, we see which parties won which municipalities. But what about the relative changes in party support? Where are parties growing, where are the shrinking, and are there any obvious patterns to these changes? I decided to find out.  Go to Data Visualization How to navigate the visualization First, choose a political […]

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We know some political parties are closer to each other ideologically, but do they stay that way? And in what topic areas do they actually differ? I took a look at shifting political alliances in Denmark, in collaboration with Zetland.dk. (in Danish)  Go to Zetland Article Notes on Methodology Discovering political distances was done by […]

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Know how you start reading one Wikipedia article, click on a link, and end up several links deep? This effect is well-known, and has become of enough interest that the Wikimedia foundation has started releasing (anonymized) data around the phenomenon (more information here) In the wake of the interest, I thought I’d make a tool […]

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Can we see the bias in political speeches through machine learning? I took a look at Danish parliamentary speech data, and, using the word2vec algorithm, tried to see what interesting biases might show up. Done in collaboration with Zetland.dk (in Danish)  Go to Zetland Article Details – Detection Word2vec is an algorithm that can detect […]

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What kinds of words do representatives use as though they were synonyms? When they say “citizen”, do they mean “fellow person”? Or do they use it interchangeably with “consumer”? I made a tool to explore and answer these questions. Give it a try! (in Swedish)  Go to data explorer How to use the data explorer […]

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People are always complaining about how bad WordPress is, but it really depends on your goals. Many people basically want to publish a list of Facebook posts somewhere they control, with some categorization thrown in. For those people, WordPress is terribly opaque and confusing. That’s why when ghost came out as a blogging platform, I was […]

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