Updates from the OpenSanctions project, including new features, technical deep dives, and analysis.
A guest post from Tony Bowden about his efforts to build an open source dataset of world leaders inside of Wikidata, the structured-data version of Wikipedia.
OpenRefine, a power tool for data cleaning, offers a way to quickly check hundreds or thousands of names against the OpenSanctions database to find the ones that might be persons of interest in an investigation.
We are introducing business licenses for OpenSanctions as a way for companies using the data to support our long-term sustainability.
OpenSanctions is a resource for journalists to find leads in document stashes. But in order to use it, you need a tool that can help you search sanctioned entities inside your documents.
One key function of OpenSanctions is to match and de-duplicate data from many sanctions lists. In this article, we discuss our approach to matching and merging list duplicates.
Our colleagues at the OpenOwnership initiative gave us an opportunity to present a very quick introduction about the OpenSanctions project. Have a look at the recording!