Welcome to the OpenChoice Project's Web site

OpenChoice is a research project being conducted by a team of researchers at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Many organizations would like to be able provide a filter for Web information be it blocking advertising, pop-ups or for providing kid-safe access on public computers. The current state of commercial filters provides little, if any, control over the type of information each organization may need to filter. The OpenChoice system currently in development, will provide an open source filtering system to allow organizations to configure and tune for their own Web information filtering requirements. Using webs of trust and open source statistical modeling software, OpenChoice is intended to further the open source community's efforts to be independent from commercial software vendors. OpenChoice attempts to re-imagine content filtering as a form of collection development to be practiced by system administrators and information professionals working in diverse environments.

Updated February 24, 2007