Data Set Researchers have released a large data set of chimpanzee vocalizations.

Published on September 5th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


Important Chimp Recording Dataset Released After 40 Years

Researchers working at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania have released a large data set of chimpanzee vocalization recordings. The recordings, which number around 1250, make up the largest collection of its kind. The researchers expect them to be a boon to primatologists, particularly those studying the development of chimp “language.” The data, which was captured between 1971 and 1973 while the researchers worked with famed scientist Jane Goodall, was finally digitized earlier this year.

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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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