In support of its global geocoding efforts, GDELT maintains gazetteers containing several hundred million names for locations on earth across all of the languages it monitors. These range from myriad transliterations and common name variants to inflected and localized forms. When it records a geographic mention in the GKG or EVENTS databases, GDELT stores the […]
Following the template laid out in our BigQuery+UDF One Minute Maps, today we unveil a map that offers a glimpse into global violence against women and sexual violence. Each dot on the map represents a location with at least 25 articles discussing violence against women or sexual violence from February 2015 through October 17, 2016. […]
In the two weeks since the new Visual Knowledge Graph 2.0 (VGKG 2.0) debuted, it has been incredibly exciting to watch the statistics of what it is able to compute about the world's images. In particular, extracting all of the embedded metadata fields hidden in each image file is offering a fascinating enhanced look at […]
We are incredibly excited to announce today the release of Version 2.0 of the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG), powered by Google's Cloud Vision API! With the release of VGKG 2.0, the original 1.0 data streams will continue to be available and your existing workflows will continue to work without interruption. With the release […]
Kalev will be speaking at WorldAffairs 2016 in San Francisco next month, joining an incredible cast of luminaries from across the globe. Learn More.
Kalev is giving a plenary address at the 2016 Charleston Library Conference in November titled "Reimagining Our World At Planetary Scale: The Big Data Future Of Our Libraries." Learn More.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how the technology and development communities need to collaborate much more closely together. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how the tech media got the story all wrong about Facebook's Video Ads metrics and what the real story tells us about metrics and measurement in the digital era. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how US Government innovation challenges struggle with accountability and evaluation and allow for the funding of direct cyberattacks on American industry. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how chat bots and automated curation could vastly improve online shopping and what we've lost with our modern catalog-style product sites. Read the Full Article.
Kalev spoke at Websearch University today to an audience of search professionals from the commercial, academic and governmental space on how the evolving online world, the rise of "big data", the closing walled gardens of social media and the capabilities of modern AI systems are fundamentally altering the search landscape. Learn More.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores the ways in which Facebook is reshaping the landscape of global journalism. Read the Full Article.
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What Facebook's Aftenposten Censorship Teaches Us About Facebook's Role As Worldwide Editor In Chief
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores the Facebook Aftenposten photograph censorship and what it tells us about Facebook's growing influence over what we consume online. Read the Full Article.
Ali Niknejad of the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London will be speaking at the Research Software Engineers (RSE) conference at the Museum of Science and Industry next week about their work on using GDELT to explore global events such as the risk of strikes at international ports. Learn More.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores what it really means to talk about "data scientists" and the collaborative nature of modern data analysis. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how the commercial cloud is reshaping the academic and HPC environments. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores the world of mosaicked deidentification and whether we can truly anonymize data anymore. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores the landscape of location privacy in the digital era and how cell phones can be used to map the CIA and intelligence community. Read the Full Article.
As GDELT has grown to truly extraordinary scale, the sheer magnitude of all of that data has made it increasingly difficult to query and interact with. The GDELT 1.0 Events table now contains 400 million records and is 144GB in size, the GDELT 2.0 GKG table contains 353 million records totaling 3.6TB, the GDELT 2.0 EventMentions […]
Julia John wrote this great piece for Mongabay's WildTech about GDELT's wildlife crime mapping. Read the Full Article.
It is truly incredible and humbling to be able to create tools that are used all over the world. While created as a simple pilot test, our Television Candidate Tracker has become the defacto standard for tracking television coverage of the 2016 US presidential campaign, used by news outlets and researchers across the entire world. That massive user […]
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores whether the internet and social media era is bringing with it an end to the $11-billion-a-year world of government secrecy. Read the Full Article.
We're tremendously excited to announce that the first new system of the forthcoming GDELT Generation 3 release will be coming shortly in the form of a massively upgraded Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG)! Over the next few weeks the new VGKG will come online with a host of new features including EXIF support and perceptual hashing. […]