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S. Korea Kicks Off Data Dam Project to Fuel Growth, Create Jobs: Gov’t

S. Korea Kicks Off Data Dam Project to Fuel Growth, Create Jobs: Gov’t

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea kicked off its so-called Data Dam project that can fuel growth and create thousands of new jobs, the science ministry said Wednesday. The project, part of the larger Digital New Deal program announced in July, aims to collect and process information provided by both public and private [...]

National Fire Agency to Predict Risk of Fire Outbreaks Using Big Data Analytics

National Fire Agency to Predict Risk of Fire Outbreaks Using Big Data Analytics

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency (NFA) announced on Tuesday that it plans to predict the risk of fire outbreaks by using fire-related big data analytics. The NFA’s decades-long accumulated data would clear the way for the agency to establish customized precautionary measures to prevent outbreaks of fire. Under this plan, [...]

Trip.com Group Releases “2020 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday Big Data Report”

Trip.com Group Releases “2020 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday Big Data Report”

SINGAPORE, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Leading international online travel services provider Trip.com Group has highlighted the latest positive trends in travel in its recently released “2020 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday Tourism Big Data Report” for the China market. With view to the China travel market, which is emerging as an exemplar for recovery of [...]

S. Korea to Compile Big Data on Clinical, Genome Information of 10,000 People

S. Korea to Compile Big Data on Clinical, Genome Information of 10,000 People

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start compiling big data from the clinical and genome information of 10,000 people, health authorities said Monday. The two-year national pilot project that will run through 2021 will cover data on people with genetic anomalies and those with rare diseases that are linked to their genome. [...]

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

DAEJEON, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s railway operator introduced a new system on Friday that uses big data technology to prevent fare evasion. Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL)’s new system analyses the list of tickets issued to identify illegal subway rides. The system will primarily be used to crack down on the abuse of [...]

Seoul District Uses Big Data Analysis to Reduce Passive Smoking

Seoul District Uses Big Data Analysis to Reduce Passive Smoking

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Seongdong District plans to develop anti-smoking policies based on big data analysis of complaints related to secondhand smoke and punitive fines to generate a smart, smoking-free environment. The district collected data on complaints related to passive smoking, fines, outdoor non-smoking zones, traffic and educational facilities, and the floating [...]

Coronavirus Outbreak a Boon for Netflix

Coronavirus Outbreak a Boon for Netflix

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Online traffic for Netflix Inc., the global entertainment service provider, jumped in the last few days as more people are staying indoors to fend off the coronavirus. Global Big Data Research, a South Korean big data analysis agency, studied the amount of online traffic of seven over-the-top (OTT) platforms [...]

Big Data Designates Beethoven as Most Inspirational Composer of All Time

Big Data Designates Beethoven as Most Inspirational Composer of All Time

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have revealed that Ludwig van Beethoven was the biggest inspiration for Western classical composers, based on a big data analysis. A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology announced on Tuesday that they had created a theoretical physics algorithm to calculate the [...]

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean military authorities have decided to add new food choices at military cafeterias based on a big data analysis of military food services. The Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday new plans to control the amount of food given out to service members, revamp menus, and better ensure [...]