CMU E-Rulemaking
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Citizens and government administrators need a variety of navigation aids and analysis tools to help them understand the contents of large public comment databases. These aids and tools include full-text search, automatic construction of browsing hierarchies, frequency analysis of discussion topics, and summarization of similar comments, as well as more complex analysis tools that identify stakeholder communities represented in a set of comments. Below is an initial attempt to provide some of these tools as applied to the collection of 20,936 public comments from the USDA's National Organic Program.

Updated on April 21, 2003.