Digital Democracy Project: Making Government More Transparent one Video at a Time

Sam Blakeslee, Alex Dekhtyar, Foaad Khosmood, Franz Kurfess, Toshihiro Kuboi, Hans Poschman, Giovanni Prinzivalli, Christine Robertson, Skylar Durst
Digital Humanities 2015
Sydney, Australia
July, 2015
The Digital Democracy platform obtains data about the legislative committee hearings: the video archives, the information about the state legislature and so on. Figure 1 shows the design of the DD system. The main source of information for the DD platform is the Cal Channel video archive of legislative sessions, a service provided courtesy of cable TV companies that operate in California.
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