We have relevant datasets, repositories, frameworks and tools of relevance for research and technology transfer initiatives related to knowledge extraction. This section provides an overview on a selection of them and links to download or contact details.

The MdM Strategic Research Program has its own community in Zenodo for material available in this repository  as well as at the UPF e-repository  . Below a non-exhaustive list of datasets representative of the research in the Department.

As part of the promotion of the availability of resources, the creation of specific communities in Zenodo has also been promoted, at level of research communities (for instance, MIR and Educational Data Analytics) or MSc programs (for instance, the Master in Sound and Music Computing)



Back [TEXT] Online Petitioning Through Data Exploration and What We Found There: A Dataset of Petitions from Avaaz.org

The Internet has become a fundamental resource for activism as it facilitates political mobilization at a global scale. Petition platforms are a clear example of how thousands of people around the world can contribute to social change. Avaaz.org, with a presence in over 200 countries, is one of the most popular of this type. However, little research has focused on this platform, probably due to a lack of available data. To overcome this problem, we release an open dataset of petitions from Avaaz.org. It is important to highlight two issues. First, the machine-readable robots.txt file on Avaaz.org does not specify any restrictions. Second, every page fetched by the crawler specified a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License in the footnote. Therefore, the dataset is released under the same terms.

Associated publication and slides