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Online guide and rating website Yelp (NYSE: YELP ) announced today that it is adding health inspection scores to its restaurant listings in select cities, with plans to expand its system nationwide in the future.
In addition to listing current restaurant hygiene scores, Yelp has collaborated with San Francisco and New York municipal governments to introduce a new open data standard, the "Local Inspector Value-entry Specification," or LIVE . The new rating system shows historical scores, as well as violation details .
In a blog post, CEO Jeremy Stoppelman notes that "public/private partnerships like this don't necessarily provide a direct contribution to Yelp's bottom line, but evidence suggests the LIVES open data standard will have a positive impact on society."
For more information, visit yelp.com/healthscores.