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GDELT + Google Cloud Natural Language API

With the public announcement today of Google Cloud Natural Language API, we are excited to announce that GDELT has been an early alpha user of the API, using it to gradually build up a global relationship and syntax graph over global news media. In particular, Google's deep learning algorithms have proven immensely adept at sifting through even […]

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GDELT + Cloud Cloud Speech API

With the public announcement today of Google Cloud Speech API Beta, we are excited to announce that GDELT has been an early alpha user of the API, exploring its ability to generate realtime transcripts of foreign language video and audio broadcasts from across the world. The Speech API's ability to robustly process extremely noisy audio and […]

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What Turkey's Attempted Coup Looked Like Through GDELT's Eyes

For those of you wondering what Turkey's attempted coup looked like through GDELT's eyes, the timeline below shows the sudden massive vertical leap visible through the GDELT Stability API timeline for Turkey. The Stability API timeline shows the first upward movement around 20:00GMT with things really taking off by 20:45GMT. The instability level as assessed […]

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Do Americans Care About The Rest Of The World?

The Google Trends team put together this incredible map showing how often Americans searched about each country in the world from January to June 2016. It turns out that the resulting map lines up exquisitely closely with the map of what countries American television has focused on over the last 6 years. Take a look […]

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Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking Symposium

Kalev spoke yesterday at the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking Symposium at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's headquarters here in DC on how GDELT monitors the global world and its deep reach into the world of wildlife crime. Keynotes at the conference included Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the NGA Robert Cardillo, […]

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Does Brexit Herald A New Era For Big Data-Driven Forecasting?

Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how traditional polling, prediction markets and superforecasters all failed to robustly predict Brexit and how new data like search trends might offer insights in the future, but also their limitations. Read The Full Article.

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Ben Parker: Brexit And The Rise Of Hate Speech

IRIN's Ben Parker put together this great quick visual showing the dramatic increase in discussion of racist, xenophobic and similar hate speech in the leadup to the Brexit vote. Read More.

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A Deep Dive Into The News Media’s Role In The Rise Of Donald J. Trump

John Sides and Kalev Leetaru collaborated on "A Deep Dive Into The News Media’s Role In The Rise Of Donald J. Trump" for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage, exploring how the media helped drive Donald Trump to the forefront. It was even featured by the Huffington Post's "best of the news" weekly roundup. Read The Full […]

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Charleston Conference Speaker

Kalev will be speaking at the Charleston Conference this coming October 31 to November 5, 2016 alongside a who's who of the library community. Learn More.

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Deep Learning VGKG Reaches 84 Million Images!

We're incredibly excited to announce that as of early this afternoon the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) has reached 84 million images processed through Google's deep learning Cloud Vision API. This makes the collection to our knowledge the largest publicly available dataset of deep learning algorithms applied to global news imagery, offering an incredible lens through […]

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GDELT Blog Reaches 800 Posts!

Yesterday the GDELT Blog reached an incredible milestone: its 800th post! From massive new dataset announcements to helpful tutorials, technical demonstrations to amazing awards, new papers to some of the incredible things people are doing with GDELT, the GDELT Blog has just taken off in ways we could never have dreamed when it first launched three […]

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Mapping The Spread Of Google's AMP Mobile Pages

Beginning April 22, 2016 GDELT began monitoring all articles for Google AMP HTML and Mobile alternate URLs and recording this in the GKG's "Extra" field. With two months of data now available, we can use this information to map the spread of AMP across the world's news media. The query below calculates a number of […]

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An Animated Daily Map Of American Television News 2009-2016

Kalev's latest Forbes piece features a city/landmark-level animation mapping every location on earth mentioned at least 3 or more times in a given day on American television news shows monitored by the Internet Archive over the last 6 years. In the space of 15 seconds you will see 6 years of television go by, with each frame of […]

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A City-Level Look At 6 Years Of American Television

Kalev's latest Forbes piece features a city/landmark-level map visualizing the every location on earth mentioned at least 5 or more times on American television news shows monitored by the Internet Archive over the last 6 years. Creating this map required just a single line of code in Google BigQuery and just 4.8 seconds to complete and just […]

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Choropleth Mapping 6 Years of American Television

Kalev's latest Forbes piece features a choropleth map visualizing the total number of times each country in the world has been mentioned on American television news shows monitored by the Internet Archive over the last 6 years. Creating this map required just a single line of code in Google BigQuery and just 2.2 seconds to complete and […]

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Alex Bresler's gdeltr2 Package

Alex Bresler created this truly fantastic R package called "gdeltr2" that offers a powerful set of R interfaces to an ever-growing collection of GDELT's datasets and APIs. If you're working with GDELT using R, you should definitely check out this package! Learn More.

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Strata + Hadoop World Keynote Global Happiness Map

Attendee Walid Mehanna tweeted this fantastic image of Jordan Tigani's Strata + Hadoop World keynote that featured, among other topics, how GDELT is making use of BigQuery to explore global society at unprecedented scale and in realtime. See the Tweet.

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GDELT Featured In Strata + Hadoop World Keynote

In his keynote presentation at Strata + Hadoop World in London two weeks ago, Jordan Tigani featured how GDELT is making use of BigQuery to achieve its groundbreaking studies of global human society. Learn More.