USA “Big Data” initiative

The White House is launching a  “Big Data is Big Deal” (more formally, “Big Data Research and Development Initiative”), for a total of $200M. Details can be found here and  here.
For instance, within, there is the information that DARPA:

intends to invest approximately $25 million annually for four years to develop computational techniques and software tools for analyzing large volumes of data, both semi-structured (e.g., tabular, relational, categorical, meta-data) and unstructured (e.g., text documents, message traffic).

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