Transcription and normalization of financial data sets

 
 

Economic historians at Emory University and Center for Financial Studies [Gesellschaft für Kapitalmarktforschung] were researching global financial growth throughout history. The main sources were New York and German newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th century, which included detailed daily stock tables from both the New York Stock Exchange as well as the Berlin Stock Exchange. Due to the quality of the scans, table format and font size, the data needed to be entered manually, cleaned up, deduped, and normalized. 

Economic historians at Emory University researching global financial growth throughout history partnered with DDD to capture and verify over 4 million financial data points from English and German newspapers and clean up and normalize the data to include standardized abbreviations and names. With this data, the co-collaborators were able to successfully complete their analysis of the data and will be publishing their findings as the next step.