OSDG launches the OSDG Wheel with detailed SDG data breakdowns

December 7, 2022

The OSDG tool has recently introduced an exciting new feature, the OSDG Wheel. From now on, our open-source classification tool will reveal the complete SDG breakdown of each text or PDF input.

What does it mean for you?

Before the update, OSDG used to return the key list of SDGs – the most prominent Goals. These key SDGs are assigned by utilising the updated OSDG methodology. In the first stage, machine learning (ML) models carry out the initial screening and provide the preliminary list of SDG labels. Afterwards, these labels are verified by the OSDG ontology/keyword mapping. If both approaches are in agreement with each other, the key SDG is returned as a result.

Upon discussing with our users, we’ve discovered a need for more insights related to your contributions to the SDGs. It’s not enough to only know the most prominent SDGs, as supplementary Goals can provide for additional insights into the research, project or course descriptions, and other types of content.

With the help of the OSDG Wheel, you will be able to see the key SDGs along with their estimated relevance scores (%), followed by any additional SDGs found in text.

For each input that returns at least one SDG label, OSDG will show an interactive chart with a detailed breakdown. We have also updated the Full list of SDGs to represent both the key SDGs (displayed in a highlighted frame), as well as the additional ones.

Extended SDG data for API users

The OSDG Wheel is also readily available to our API users that seek to conduct large-scale classification of SDGs. If you are developing a research publication and would benefit from an automated SDG analysis – please reach out to our team for free access. Our API and bespoke research services are also available for non-academic purposes. Contact us with a short description of your needs, and we will inform you about the best approach to utilise the OSDG methodology.

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The growth of OSDG would not be possible without our active community of users. If you have any ideas on how the tool could cater to researchers or SDG enthusiasts worldwide, or if you notice any inconsistencies – please do not hesitate to inform us.