Code for Romania x ePanstwo — Crowdsourcing Data

Nuela Ada
Nuela Ada
Aug 15, 2018 · 5 min read

Moonsheep, launched early this year, is a platform that allows organizations to liberate data from portable document formats (PDFs) through crowdsourcing campaigns. Using the concept of microtasking and data modelling, Moonsheep turns complex documents and handwritten documents into structured data. The structured data is available in spreadsheets, comma separated values, or JavaScript object notation application programming interfaces.

“Moonsheep is unique because with quite limited development resources you can make a portal that changes scans into relational database. We’ve learned that each case and dataset is unique and we had to keep that in mind while developing Moonsheep,” explains Madejski.

Currently, Code for Romania is using Moonsheep to build a platform to extract information from public figures asset declarations. The target is to use Moonsheep to parse and digitize 3000 documents.

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