November 27, 2015

A Data Commons in the Exchange Space

The term “Data Commons” refers to a cloud of data available for syndication. In this paper, we discuss some of the issues surrounding the establishment of a Data Commons for data related specifically to the exchange of  goods, services and information—including commerce-related data.

Where there are many content sources and many content users, as in the exchange space, a clearing system that will normalize and index all content will help consumers and data users more efficiently than the discrete, bilateral transfers of exchange-related data between two parties that exist today. We envision the Data Commons as a collaborative effort between a number of for-profit and non-profit actors.

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