As of today, we more clearly indicate the source of information that led us to include a certain brand in our website.
Let us take the famous example of the Post-it. This brand name was known by three distinct sources: Our own analysis, DBAPE, and Wikipedia. We are constantly adding other sources of information as well.
As of today, we added to new fields to our database: firstly the geographical scope of a certain brand, secondly we added a link to "similar" brands on the brand pages.
Every year we want to share with you the status of our website.
In 2019 we added 20 brands to our genericide list. This brings the total to 400 entries.
The genericide list only existed in offline form. In 2019, a website was set up to host the information online. 50 brands were put online. The remaining brands will be uploaded beginning 2020.
We only received a very limited amount of visitors on our new website. We will work to increase the number of visitors in the coming year.
The website has been up and running for some weeks now. We are struggling to clean and import the existing brand data. Even worse, during the process we corrupted parts of the data.
As a result, we temporarily removed all the brands on the website. We will verify them one by one and get them back online in the coming weeks/months.
Hello open data enthousiasts,
here an update on the progress on the website.
As you can see, we have a website running. The biggest remaining hurdle is importing the existing information in the website. Some data is almost ten years old, so some data cleaning is necessary.