[Catalyst] Attention Australian Catalystarati (or anyone else
with an interest in internet activism)
toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Tue Jan 13 05:55:34 GMT 2009
Kieren Diment wrote:
> On 13/01/2009, at 12:17 PM, Gavin Carr wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 08:16:46PM +1100, Kieren Diment wrote:
>>> Open Australia (http://openaustralia.org) are trying to digitise the
>>> parliamentary register of members interest to improve transparrency
>>> in the
>>> federal parliament. The register at the moment is only available
>>> in the
>>> basement of the federal parliament in a locked filing cabinet in a
>>> toilet behind a sign which says beware of the tiger ... you get the
>>> One of our ilk has kindly started rigging up a prototype which is
>>> at github from http://github.com/TJC/openaustralia-rmidet/tree/master
>>> If you're an Australian Catalyst coder with a few tuits, or of you're
>>> Australian, but you want to get some practical experience with
>>> crowdsourcing document transcription, please fork the git repository and
>>> have a play.
>> Are you looking for contributors, Kieren, or just for general
>> feedback? If
>> the former, is there a TODO list somewhere, or a dev mailing list or
>> something people can join?
> Unfortunately I'm pretty low on tuits for a couple of months, but I'd
> love to see this succeed - the openaustralia is pretty high visibility
> in Australia, and I'd like to see more perl and catalyst programmers
> doing interesting stuff in this space. As far as I can see the problem
> that needs to be solved here is how to efficiently provide crowdsourced
> document transcription. Toby's got a prototype that does document
> display, next up I guess is getting it transcribed.
I had some good free time over the Xmas break (aren't family wonderful?
;) but am also fairly busy during January.. should improve by the end of
the month though.
My short-term plans for the prototype are:
* Include the recently-released per-senator PDFs into the pdf-to-jpeg
* Create a DBIC schema that represents the data we need to capture.
* Create login/logout pages, and admin pages to manage users.
* Create pages to allow you to select a senator or minister to work
upon, and then uses JQuery tabs for all the different info that can be
recorded. Uses type-ahead searching for company names, suburbs, ASX
stock symbols, etc.
* Create review pages for admins to compare what users have done vs
the pages it allegedly was transcribed from.
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