Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

Yelp’s New Public Data Initiative

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Luther Lowe, Yelp’s director of public policy, at the Yelp headquarters in San Francisco. He discussed a new Yelp program called LIVES (Local Inspector Value-Entry Specification) in which the company ingests municipal health data to augment its core restaurant rating service.

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Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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