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Natural Gas Hydrofracking Terms Inference Matrix 36 – Brad Gill IOGANY (Indep Oil & Gas Assoc of NY)
This substantial Excel spreadsheet “Inference Matrix” chronicles and categorizes Internet references on web pages and
online .PDF documents with respect to IOGANY director Brad Gill who (of course) is an outspoken advocate of the
introduction of horizontal Hydrofracking in the state of New York which currently has a moratorium in place prohibiting
This Inference Matrix displays Mr. Gill’s “Internet footprint” with respect to Internet engine search results of his name
alone and the acronym for the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York (IOGANY) of the presence of selected
associated search terms (“Auxiliary terms”) to uniquely “map” where; i.e. what web pages and online .PDF and other
documents he is referenced with respect to them.
From my own evaluation of Mr. Gill’s references on the Internet to Hydrofracking in New York he is long on hyping and
expounding on supposed financial benefits of Hydrofracking all things considered and short on acknowledging the hazards
of it often dismissing offhand them with generalities and/or no specifics. One glaring example of this is practically no
admission and/or address of the Uranium and radioactive contamination of Hydrofracking flowback wastewater or brine.
You can see this for yourself in this Inference Matrix dataset where the absence or lack of key references on the
Internet can be just as telling as those that exist.
I have my own questions that to date have gone completely unanswered. This is all explained in this free dataset in easy
to follow language with emphasis on documentation to who and when inquiries were made etc. For this dataset, there is
nothing to download; the dataset is essentially the overview or description itself. Just keep scrolling down:
That the overall effect of the highly touted potential of the Marcellus Shale being the foundation for the United States to become energy independent is so off base, and qualified scientists and engineers; let alone myself have not been adequately answered by the natural gas industry by some easy to follow numbers and statistics is an essential consideration.
The “Inference matrix” is a powerful reformat of the “base data” I generate from my app where from inference or extrapolation of currently up to 255 terms the user can make an unprecedentedly accurate determination if the given web page or online. PDF document warrants further scrutiny and examination.
The “terms” can be any combination of proper, place or company names, technical, medical or generic terms and/or just "regular words in any language or better put any language’s alphabet or character set that is represented on the Internet.
The idea is basic search terms are put through a search engine and then respectively for each of the each web page or online PDF document links (URLs) that are returned (i.e. search results), the HTML or text of the given web page/PDF doc is further searched for the presence of the up to 255 user names, terms and words just mentioned; the maximum number of columns in an Excel spreadsheet.
There are currently several free examples here on Infochimps.com that should give you a better idea of gist. These examples are the standard format where the web page URL/link is the “key” and the terms are associated with the web page.
The new format has the terms as the key and the URLs/links as the data. Thus, if you want to quickly see the Internet presence or “Internet footprint” of a Hydrofracking chemical that may be the root of your rare form of cancer you look down the column of the Excel file. If you quickly want to see other chemical names that may be on the same web page or .PDF doc, you look at the rows.
For those of you familiar with Microsoft Excel I want to remind you of and for those of you new to Excel I want to relate to you a nifty Excel feature that will enhance your viewing of these Hydrofracking Inference Matrices.
It is the “Freeze Frame” feature. The idea here is to freeze the first row of the spreadsheet which are located all the “Auxiliary” terms which are the headers for the columns containing the URLs/links that contain the given Auxiliary term.
Thus as you scroll down you don’t need to make time consuming notes what column is for what Auxiliary term or constantly return to row 1 for reference.
To implement the Freeze frame by an easy keyboard sequence first set set your Excel focus (cursor) to Cell B1. Now press [Alt][w] in combination as you press the [Shift] key to capitalize a letter. An Excel drop down menu should appear showing Freeze Panes with the F of Freeze underlined. Now merely press F. The case does not matter for the W or F.
There – The first row should be frozen as you scroll down the speadsheet. To undo just repeat the two step procedure.
As you probably know Hydrofracking abounds with controversy. The Inference Matrix is an unprecedented tool to get to the web pages
closest to or exactly in the ballpark of your interest.
The “Primary” search terms for this dataset are: Natural Gas Drilling Companies
The “Auxiliary” search terms for this dataset: those that are searches for their presence from each URL (web page, online .PDF document) returned from the search engine search results of the Primary terms are:
abundant according admission admits advocate affordable Ajax already American assocation associates association assurances assures basin Brad Bradley business Cabot challenging Chesapeake claims clean coalition commission consultants contamination critic critical DEC Delaware denies development director disagree dish disputes disputing DRBC drilling earth economic efficient energy environmental environmentally EPA exaggerate exaggerated exaggerates executive exempt fracing fracking gas geologist Gill Halliburton Hydrofracking inaccurate independent industry IOGA IOGANY job jobs judgement killer killing landowners Marcellus marcellusfacts moratorium natural New NYSDEC oil oppose opposes opposition outstanding Pennsylvania permit petroleum presentation president prohibited radioactivity record regulated relatively reports represent represents restrictions river safe safeguarding SGEIS shale soap sound specifics squander statement Steingraber sufficient unnecesary unnecessary upstate uranium York