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Adding Welsh language support to UKHPI

The UK House Price Index is a complex data-visualisation web application that presents house price data across the UK, using Ruby on Rails and VueJS. We recently upgraded the site to be fully available in both Welsh and English languages. Here we look at some of the challenges involved in localising a mixed Rails and Javascript site.

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Automating data pattern recognition for increased efficiency

Redan joined the team this summer for a remote internship, to build tools that would enable us to crunch unstructured data a lot more efficiently. We work with organisations and government bodies to help make sense of their data in order to make it useful, by publishing it in a more usable format. Often this…

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Creating RDF Explorer

Another of this year’s interns joined us for a three months placement this summer, having completed a year of Computer Science at Oxford Brookes University. Louise was set to work on an internal project that demonstrates RDF through an application that we hope to embed in our website, before heading back after the summer for her second year.

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Building a SPARQL query editor in VueJS

This summer, for three months, I had the chance to work for Epimorphics as an Intern on an internal project to rewrite Qonsole in Vue JS. Qonsole is a project that my mentor, Ian, worked on seven years ago, as a simple console for running SPARQL queries on the web. The goal of this project was to move Qonsole away from JQuery, what it was originally written in and which a lot of JS applications have moved away from, to a Vue JS component that can be imported by simply referencing in package.json and added directly into the code.

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Food Alerts API Python Wrapper

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The FSA Food Alerts API provides data on alerts regarding food safety and hygiene, ranging from undeclared allergens to pathogen risks. The dataset the API provides has tremendous potential for data analysis which can provide interesting insights about the food market.

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API Wrapper Generator

My first task as a software development intern at Epimorphics was to create a Python API wrapper for the FSA Food Alerts API (https://data.food.gov.uk/food-alerts/ui/reference). This wrapper makes consuming the API much easier and allows users to process and analyse the data the API provides without having to worry about the details around accessing the API. 

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