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Computers Watching Ads: Deep Learning Meets Campaign 2016

What would it look like to have a computer watch all of the 2016 political ads using "deep learning" neural network algorithms and describe them second by second? Using the Internet Archive's new Political TV Ad Archive, launched two weeks ago, we took all 267 distinct ads totaling 196 minutes (which have collectively aired 72,807 times as of […]

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PeaceTech Lab's New Open Situation Room Exchange (OSRx)

The PeaceTech Lab, created by the United States Institute of Peace in 2014, debuted an exciting new initiative yesterday called the Open Situation Room Exchange (OSRx), dedicated to "making data accessible to peacebuilders." The site is designed to bring together many different kinds of datasets at resolutions from annual to realtime and is a first prototype […]

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Archiving The Journalism Of Natural Disasters

One of the papers at the Tenth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference this past October focused on "Archiving the 2015 Nepal Earthquake" and featured a discussion by the South Asian Studies Librarians of Yale and Columbia Universities on the archival of online content relating to natural disasters like the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The authors note the critical […]

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Smithsonian Magazine Covers Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

Yesterday the Smithsonian Magazine released a feature story profiling five of the winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, a USAID initiative implemented in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and TRAFFIC, of which GDELT was one of 16 Prize Winners out of 300 proposals from 52 countries. Read the Full Article.

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AllAfrica Covers Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

Last week AllAfrica covered the winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, a USAID initiative implemented in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and TRAFFIC, of which GDELT was one of 16 Prize Winners out of 300 proposals from 52 countries. Read the Full Article.

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Fortune Article On Big Data For Research Era Mentions GDELT

A article in Fortune from last month about Yahoo's latest release of another large web dataset for academic use cites the 2014 release of GDELT in Google BigQuery as part of the emerging "big data for research" era in which the large internet companies are increasingly making massive datasets available for open research powering unprecedented insights into global human […]

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Cairo Review Article on Egyptian Protests

An article by Amy Austin Holmes and Hussein Baoumi on The Cairo Review's Tahrir Forum uses GDELT to explore protest trends in Egypt since the Arab Spring. Their article includes this fantastic quote about the special role of "big data" in understanding protest trends and how looking across media globally can offset the kinds of data vacuums […]

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LA Times Features Candidate Television Tracker

The Los Angeles Times recently used GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on the state of television coverage of the candidates and how Trump has so successfully wielded earned media coverage compared with his competitor's use of paid television advertising. Read the Full Article.

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Russia Today Features Candidate Television Tracker

Russia Today recently covered GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, titling the article "Crush or obsession? Website tracks US media's pro-Trump bias." Read the Full Article.

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Daily Mail Features Candidate Television Tracker

The Daily Mail published an AFP article that used GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on the state of television coverage of the candidates as of January 2016 and especially Donald Trump's utter dominance of the field. Read the Article.

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IRIN News Features Full Text Search API Image Collage In Zika Coverage

IRIN News published a feature today on the Zika virus that brings together various statistics and trends about the disease, from WHO statistics to Google Trends search interest. At the bottom of the page is a collage of imagery of the latest global news articles about the disease, powered by the GDELT Full Text API's […]

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Exploring GDELT Using Tableau + BigQuery

Tableau put together a great video showcasing how easy it is to use Tableau and Google BigQuery to interactively explore and visualize GDELT without any programming expertise needed!   Learn More.

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GDELT Multilingual News Search Service Upgraded With Image Collages

The GDELT Multilingual News Search Service has been upgraded to incorporate the Full Text Search API's new "Image Collage" display mode. Searches using MNS now include a brief thumbnail collage of matching articles, with an option to open a new browser window with up to 200 articles, offering a rapid triage of the visual narrative surrounding […]

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Full Text Search API Now Offers Image Collage Display Mode

The GDELT Full Text Search API now offers an exciting new output option that generates a thumbnail collage of the social sharing images for matching articles. Only those articles containing a social sharing image are displayed. Sorting is controlled by the standard "sortby" query command. Images are tiled using CSS left floats, ensuring that images appear […]

Places & Spaces XI 2015: Macroscopes for Interacting with Science

Places & Spaces XI 2015: Macroscopes for Interacting with Science

We are tremendously excited and honored to announce that GDELT was selected as one of just four macroscopes to be featured in Iteration XI (2015): Macroscopes for Interacting with Science of the Places & Spaces Mapping Science exhibition! The Mapping Media Geographic Networks: News Co-Occurrence Globe that debuted last June, which uses the Google Arms Globe visualization […]

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An Infinite Stream of Content: How GDELT is Translating the World’s News

Through its Translingual program, GDELT operates one of the largest streaming machine translation deployments in the world, live machine translating all global news media it monitors in 65 languages in realtime. GDELT's approach represents a transformative shift from the traditions of machine translation, focusing on the unique application area of an infinite continuous stream of content that must be […]

Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Prize Winner

Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Prize Winner

We are truly honored and humbled to have been selected as a Prize Winner in the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, a USAID initiative implemented in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and TRAFFIC. GDELT was selected as just one of 16 Prize Winners out of 300 proposals from 52 countries. Stay tuned […]

World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016

World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016

We're tremendously excited to announce that GDELT was featured in the World Economic Forum's 11th annual Global Risks Report 2016. The report draws from almost 750 experts examining 29 major global risks over a one decade horizon. GDELT was used on page 39 to illustrate trends in global protest intensity over the last 37 years […]

GDELT At Structure Data 2016 in San Francisco

GDELT At Structure Data 2016 in San Francisco

Come listen to GDELT Founder Kalev Leetaru speak about what it takes to compute on the entire planet at Structure Data March 9-10th in San Francisco! The speaker lineup reads as a who's who of the technology industry and we're incredibly honored to be presenting among such luminaries! Learn More.

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2016 Candidate Word Clouds Extended Back to January 2015

We're excited to announce that our 2016 candidate word clouds have now been extended back to January 1, 2015! They were previously available only through August 2015. You can now access both web and television word clouds from January 1, 2015 to present! Happy word clouding!

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A Year And A Half Of 500 Years Of The World's Book Images

Just under a year and a half ago, in August 2014, Kalev debuted the Internet Archive Book Images collection, a collection of all the images found on more than 600 million digitized book pages dating back 500 years from over 1,000 libraries worldwide. All of these images were released as a public domain collection on […]

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2016 Candidate Word Clouds

As part of our ongoing experiments in how to represent the firehose of data that GDELT monitors each day, we've been creating word clouds of the language appearing around each mention of the 2016 presidential candidates since August 8th of last year (UPDATE: now through January 1, 2015). There are two word clouds generated each […]