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Originally developed in 1963, the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) captures administrative, clinical and demographic information on hospital discharges (including deaths, sign-outs and transfers). Some provinces and territories also use the DAD to capture day surgery.

Data extracted from the DAD is used to populate other CIHI databases, including

  • The Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB)
  • The Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB)

hdl:11272/10630
0 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 17, 2018
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The DAD contains data on separations from acute inpatient institutions and selected day surgery, chronic, rehabilitation and psychiatric institutions. Data is collected on separations with a discharge date between April 1 and March 31 of the given fiscal year

Note that this 10% sample does not include Quebec or British Columbia

hdl:11272/10498
54 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 17, 2018
Bulkley Timber Supply Area - Forest Planning Data by Griess, Verena Christiane; Man, Cosmin; Spies, Jillian
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This data package contains landscape level forest data, growth and yield data, metadata and models for modelling timber supply in the Bulkley Timber Supply Area, British Columbia, BC, Canada, using a spatially explicit forest management planning software, such as Forest Planning Studio Atlas (UBC), Patchworks (Spatial) or Woodstock (Remsoft).

Details can be found in the README file.

hdl:11272/2018_BULKLEYTSA
10 downloads
Last Released: Jul 17, 2018
Systematic evaluation of isoform function in literature reports of alternative splicingby Bhuiyan, Shamsuddin; Ly, Sophia; Phan, Minh; Huntington, Brandon; Hogan, Ellie; Liu, Chao Chun; Liu, James; Pavlidis, Paul
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Systematic evaluation of splice isoform function to determine genes with functionally distinct splice isoforms based on experimental evidence. Framework and analysis of curation provided in the above preprint. The data are provided in two parts. First part is the PubMed IDs of all curated studies and their annotations based on our curation framework. Second, are the genes with literature evidence of functionally distinct splice isoforms, and further notes about functional distinctness.

hdl:11272/10628
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Last Released: Jul 16, 2018
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SPSS datasheets for Experiment 1 and Experiment 2. Abstract: Experimental studies examining the relationship between alcohol use and gambling have focused predominantly on alcohol’s influence on gambling behavior. There has been little consideration of the reverse pathway: whether gambling influences subsequent alcohol use. Two experiments examined whether gambling and gambling outcomes (i.e. profits during a gambling session) influenced subsequent alcohol consumption. Experiment 1 (n = 53) used an ad libitum consumption test, in which participants could request beverages during a 30 minute window. Experiment 2 (n = 29) used a beer taste test procedure, in which participants were asked to rate a series of beers. In both studies, male regular gamblers were assigned to watch a television show or play a modern slot machine for 30 minutes, before being provided with access to alcohol. On the ad libitum procedure, gambling significantly increased the number of alcoholic drinks ordered, the volume of alcohol consumed, the participants’ speed of drinking, and their intention to drink alcohol. These effects were not corroborated using the taste test procedure. Across both studies, gambling outcomes were not associated with alcohol consumption. In conjunction with prior findings, the observation that gambling can promote alcohol consumption under certain conditions highlights a possible feedback loop whereby gambling and alcohol reinforce one another. However, the divergent results between the ad libitum and taste test experiments point to boundary conditions for the effect and raise methodological considerations for future work measuring alcohol consumption in gambling environments.

hdl:11272/10624
3 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 10, 2018
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The primary objective of the Canadian Income Survey (CIS) is to provide information on the income and income sources of Canadians, along with their individual and household characteristics. The data collected in the CIS is combined with Labour Force Survey (LFS, record number 3701) and tax data.

The survey gathers information on labour market activity, school attendance, disability, support payments, child care expenses, inter-household transfers, personal income, and characteristics and costs of housing. This content is supplemented with information on individual and household characteristics (e.g. age, educational attainment, main job characteristics, family type), as well as geographic details (e.g. province, census metropolitan area (CMA)) from the LFS. Tax data for income and income sources are also combined with the survey data.

Results from the survey are made available not only to various levels of government, but also to individuals and organizations. All levels of government can use CIS data to shape policies and programs related to the economic well-being of Canadians. Statistical organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) use the results for international benchmarking and comparison studies.

hdl:11272/10623
9 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 10, 2018
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The SFS provides a comprehensive picture of the net worth of Canadians. Information is collected on the value of all major financial and non-financial assets and on the money owing on mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans and other debts. A family's net worth can be thought of as the amount of money they would be left with if they sold all of their assets and paid off all of their debts. The survey data are used by government departments to help formulate policy, the private sector and by individuals and families to compare their wealth with those of similar types of families.

hdl:11272/10619
2 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 6, 2018
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LFS data are used to produce the well-known unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate. The LFS also provides employment estimates by industry, occupation, public and private sector, hours worked and much more, all cross-classifiable by a variety of demographic characteristics. Estimates are produced for Canada, the provinces, the territories and a large number of sub-provincial regions. For employees, data on wage rates, union status, job permanency and establishment size are also produced.

These data are used by different levels of government for evaluation and planning of employment programs in Canada. Regional unemployment rates are used by Employment and Social Development Canada to determine eligibility, level and duration of insurance benefits for persons living within a particular employment insurance region. The data are also used by labour market analysts, economists, consultants, planners, forecasters and academics in both the private and public sector.

hdl:11272/10575
39 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 6, 2018
BOLT Chinese SMS/Chatby Song, Zhiyi; Fore, Dana; Strassel, Stephanie; Lee, Haejoong; Wright, Jonathan
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BOLT Chinese SMS/Chat was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and consists of naturally-occurring Short Message Service (SMS) and Chat (CHT) data collected through data donations and live collection involving native speakers of Chinese. The corpus contains 14,877 conversations totaling 3,005,810 words across 497,543 messages.

The BOLT (Broad Operational Language Translation) program developed machine translation and information retrieval for less formal genres, focusing particularly on user-generated content. LDC supported the BOLT program by collecting informal data sources – discussion forums, text messaging and chat – in Chinese, Egyptian Arabic and English. The collected data was translated and annotated for various tasks including word alignment, treebanking, propbanking and co-reference.

Data

The data in this release was collected using two methods: new collection via LDC’s collection platform, and donation of SMS or chat archives from BOLT collection participants. All data collected were reviewed manually to exclude any messages/conversations that were not in the target language or that had sensitive content, such as personal identifying information (PII). All data is presented in UTF-8 XML.

hdl:11272/ZVX5A
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Last Released: Jun 27, 2018
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TAC KBP English Entity Linking - Comprehensive Training and Evaluation Data 2009-2013 was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and contains training and evaluation data produced in support of the TAC KBP English Entity Linking tasks in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. It includes queries and gold standard entity type information, Knowledge Base links, and equivalence class clusters for NIL entities. Also included are the source documents for the queries, specifically, English newswire, discussion forum and web data. The corresponding knowledge base is available as TAC KBP Reference Knowledge Base (LDC2014T16). Also included in this package are the results of an Entity Linking IAA (Inter-Annotator Agreement) study conducted in 2010.

Text Analysis Conference (TAC) is a series of workshops organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). TAC was developed to encourage research in natural language processing and related applications by providing a large test collection, common evaluation procedures, and a forum for researchers to share their results. Through its various evaluations, the Knowledge Base Population (KBP) track of TAC encourages the development of systems that can match entities mentioned in natural texts with those appearing in a knowledge base and extract novel information about entities from a document collection and add it to a new or existing knowledge base.

English Entity Linking was first conducted as part of the 2009 TAC KBP evaluations. Its goal is to measure systems’ ability to determine whether an entity, specified by a query, has a matching node in a reference knowledge base (KB) and, if so, to create a link between the two. If there is no matching node for a query entity in the KB, EL systems are required to cluster the mention together with others referencing the same entity. More information about the TAC KBP Entity Linking task and other TAC KBP evaluations can be found on the NIST TAC website.

Data

All source documents were originally released as XML but have been converted to text files for this release. This change was made primarily because the documents were used as text files during data development but also because some fail XML parsing.

hdl:11272/2VOWQ
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Last Released: Jun 27, 2018
 
 
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