Public Interest Technology

Five Ways Urban Planners Can Use Text Analysis

What is Text Analysis? Text Analysis (TA) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are closely related subfields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The tools allow computers to understand and then process human language. This is especially useful because it gives machines the power to complete repetitive tasks like translation, classification, summarization, and analysis. …

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co:census is building ethical values as we grow

Last year, co:census was named as a top ethical data collection solution in North America. For us, it was a moment of recognition based on our best practices for inclusive engagement and anonymous surveys. This moment also commemorated one of our key features, text message surveys, that allows institutions to gather feedback from their communities. …

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Using Sentiment Analysis for Feedback

Sentiment analysis plays an important role in many industries. From market research to customer feedback analysis, sentiment analysis can be used to pull insights from text data. When put into action, sentiment analysis is the process of identifying opinions within data. While there is variance in methodology, sentiment analysis follows the same basic structure. After …

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A New Digital Learning Experience for Civic Leaders

How can I implement more inclusive community engagement practices? This is a question we’ve heard, over & over again, from both clients and our community.  And while there are a plethora of resources available for people to leverage, it’s our experience that most public servants don’t have the time to research these resources & simply …

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Civic Hacking for Digital Inclusion Week

This article was co-authored by Rick Usher, Founder and CEO of The Usher Garage LLC and Former Assistant City Manager of Kansas City, MO, and James O’Brien, Business Development Account Manager at co:census. Civic Hacking for Digital Inclusion Week The Covid-19 pandemic has exascaberted issues of digital access & digital literacy across the world, making digital inclusion …

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co:census 1st Annual Study: Surveying Government Innovation Teams

Last year, our team launched co:census with one goal in mind: breaking down barriers for civic engagement and increasing access for those who are traditionally shut out of the conversation. Since then, we have collaborated with more than a dozen public and private institutions in order to provide a more ethical and equitable solution to …

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co:census Raises the Standard for Ethical, Unbiased Data

NEW YORK (July 13, 2021) – Growing public interest and scrutiny in ensuring ethical data collection and analysis has required governments and major corporations to look towards products that uphold high ethical standards with gathering data. Enterprise product co:census helps civic teams and major companies find representative data and transform the feedback gathered into impartial, …

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Welcome to co:census 1.0 🚀

co:census 1.0 Over the past year, our team has conducted countless survey design meetings, user interviews and onboarding calls. We’ve taken your feedback and are excited to announce that co:census 1.0 is officially live. Starting today, you can now access new features that will help you gather, analyze and discover deep insights from narrative-driven data.  …

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