Data by itself is necessary, but not enough, for practical applications. What's needed is knowledge about how to use the data to answer questions -- such as, "how much could the US save through energy independence?" There's emerging technology that leverages social media for the huge task of acquiring and curating the necessary knowledge -- in the form of executable English. One can Google "executable English" to find ...more »
Idea: Use emerging technology for writing apps in Executable English to study energy independence, based on combining gov and other data.
Get English explanations of the results.
This is described in detail in [1,2], and it's also live online at the same site for anyone to view, run and edit.