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Friday lunchtime lecture: Open your effing data

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Fri May 19, 2017 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Peter Wells discusses whether data can be used to make better decisions about swearing

Friday 19 May 2017, 1:00pm – 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 3rd Floor, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

One of the UK’s regulators, Ofcom, published new research on offensive language last year. It hit the headlines and was a nice opportunity for papers and websites to make cheap gags about swear words.

As well as opening up the opportunity to make cheap gags, it also gave our Head of Policy, Peter Wells, an opportunity to open up some data, talk to people about swear words and the importance of context, and to wonder whether that data can be used to make better decisions about swearing.

About Peter Wells

Peter Wells is a open data policy expert and Head of Policy at the ODI.

Live stream

A live stream of the talk will be shown here from 1pm on Friday 19 May.

Warning: May contain strong language.