The Official GDELT Project Blog

The Official Blog of the Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) Project! www.gdeltproject.org

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Mapping A Week in the Life of the World’s News Media

GDELT’s ability to reach deeply into the geography of the world’s local news media across 65 languages opens the door to creating some incredible explorations of “where” we hear from when we turn to the news and what kinds of underlying geographic patterns drive news coverage around the world.  Using the power of Google BigQuery and […]

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Kalev to Give Invited Talk At Chatham House

We are enormously honored to announce that Kalev will be giving an invited talk at Chatham House while in London later this month.  His talk, titled “Using Big Data to Understand Global Conflict” will survey how GDELT is being used to understand the world around us. See the Event Announcement.

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Kalev Named as Senior Fellow at George Washington University

We are tremendously excited to announce that Kalev has been named as a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a member of its Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force.  He joins an incredible community of scholars from across government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and homeland […]

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GDELT Live Visual News Map

We’re excited to announce the debut today of the latest addition to the GDELT Live realtime global dashboard: the new Visual News Map.  Geography is often critical to understanding global trends and it can be difficult to make sense of a complex topic or highly fluid evolving situation based purely on textual lists.  The Visual News […]

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Seeing The World Through Mass Translation of Local News

Kalev’s guest post for the Knight Blog titled “Looking Across Languages: Seeing the World Through Mass Translation of Local News” explores the ability of mass machine translation to enable profoundly new capacities for looking across the world’s local news media across the world’s languages as the first steps towards a post-lingual society. Read the Full […]

Announcing the GDELT Live Realtime Global Dashboard

Announcing the GDELT Live Realtime Global Dashboard

We are enormously excited to announce today the official launch of the GDELT Live realtime global dashboard!  With the release of GDELT 2.0, we’ve received an absolutely enormous outpouring of interest in being able to use GDELT to track emerging situations around the world without having to write code or work directly with the raw GDELT […]

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GDELT Reaches 300 Million Events

This past Monday, GDELT reached an incredible milestone: the GDELT Event dataset surpassed 300 million events mentioned 2.5 billion times covering the entire planet back to January 1, 1979 and now updated every 15 minutes.  This is a truly amazing milestone and firmly cements GDELT as truly the largest event dataset ever created. With the release of […]

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Neural Networks for Realtime Image Recognition of Disaster Coverage

With the debut of GDELT 2.0, GDELT now monitors the world’s news media, including small local, citizen, and regional media outlets in the farthest corners of the earth, live-translating everything it monitors in 65 languages in realtime.  Alongside all of that textual narrative, GDELT 2.0 brings to bear a portfolio of highly sophisticated algorithms to examine each article for potentially […]

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Cyclone Pam: Realtime Disaster Cataloging

This past December in response to Typhoon Ruby, GDELT collaborated with Andrej Verity of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Patrick Meier to provide a realtime global situational awareness system tracking worldwide reports of humanitarian aid pertaining to the disaster to feed into the MicroMappers platform.   Based on the excitement generated by this pilot aid […]

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Medium Post On GDELT

John Wittenauer wrote this fantastic piece about GDELT which includes some wonderful quotes like “there are times when I’m reminded just how powerful these cloud computing platforms are, and the extent to which they enable grand ideas to be made reality … such is the case with the GDELT Project” and “I downloaded the events file from yesterday […]

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IA GigaOM Archive Mentioned at SXSW

As we previously noted, Kalev was originally scheduled to speak at the GigaOM Structure Data 2015 conference this week, along with a “who’s who” of industry luminaries.  With the sudden corporate shutdown of GigaOM, the fate of its vast and incredibly unique archive of news coverage spanning nearly a decade of Silicon Valley’s greatest moments is in question, including some […]

Kalev Speaking at GigaOM Structure Data 2015

Kalev Speaking at GigaOM Structure Data 2015

We’re incredibly honored that Kalev will be joining an incredible list of speakers at the GigaOM Structure Data 2015 conference later this month in New York City from March 18-19, 2015! Other speakers include Chief Scientist of Yahoo and Head of Yahoo Labs Ron Brachman, Google VP of Infrastructure Eric Brewer (creator of the CAP Theorem), ESPN […]

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GDELT Live Stream For UN OCHA/ReliefWeb Disasters

This past December in response to Typhoon Ruby, GDELT collaborated with Andrej Verity of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Patrick Meier to provide a realtime global situational awareness system tracking worldwide reports of humanitarian aid pertaining to the disaster to feed into the MicroMappers platform. Based on the excitement generated by this pilot aid […]

GDELT 2.0: The Planet in Realtime in 65 Languages and 2,300 Emotions and Themes

Google BigQuery + GKG 2.0: Sample Queries

Making the GDELT Global Knowledge Graph available in Google BigQuery has been one of the most-requested features since the debut of the GDELT Event archive in BigQuery last May.  Now that GKG 2.0 is available in BigQuery as part of GDELT 2.0, we've been hearing from many of you asking for help in working with […]

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World Bank Group Topical Taxonomy Now in GKG

We’re excited to announce today that with the support of the World Bank Group we have incorporated the entire World Bank Group Topical Taxonomy, consisting of over 2,198 entries, into the GDELT Global Knowledge Graph 2.0!  The World Bank Group’s taxonomy covers an incredible range of subjects, from Agriculture & Food Security to Education, Fragility to […]

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NFAIS Opening Keynote

Kalev presented the opening keynote today at the  National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) Annual Conference.  His keynote, titled “The User of the Future: Reimagining How We Think About Information” will focus on how technology and changing norms in information access are profounding reshaping the information world. What does the concept of “information” look like in the […]

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QCRI Study: News Geography and Major Determinants of News Coverage

Haewoon Kwak and Jisun An of the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) put together this fantastic paper titled “Understanding News Geography and Major Determinants of Global News Coverage of Disasters” that explores the determinants and drivers of global news coverage of disasters using GDELT and was even covered in MIT’s Technology Review! Read the Full Paper. […]

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Announcing GDELT’s New “Tools for Journalists” Initiative

What an incredible week it has been! This past Thursday we announced the public debut of GDELT 2.0 and GDELT Translingual, and just two days later, we are incredibly excited to announce the release this afternoon of the first phase of GDELT’s new “Tools for Journalists” initiative! We’ve been hearing from many of you for […]

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GigaOM Covers GDELT 2.0

Derrick Harris of GigaOM wrote this fantastic article about the debut of GDELT 2.0 and GDELT Translingual!  For those attending GigaOM Structure Data 2015 in New York next month, Kalev’s talk will focus on how GDELT is being used to reimagine how we understand global society. Read the Full Article.

GDELT 2.0: The Planet in Realtime in 65 Languages and 2,300 Emotions and Themes

GDELT 2.0: Our Global World in Realtime

We are enormously excited to announce today the unveiling of the future of GDELT.  GDELT 2.0 debuts what we believe is one of the largest and most ambitious platforms ever created for monitoring our global world. From realtime translation of the world’s news in 65 languages, to measurement of more than 2,300 emotions and themes […]

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GDELT Translingual: Translating the Planet

With the debut of GDELT 2.0 we are incredibly excited and proud to announce the public debut of a system we believe will fundamentally reshape how we understand the world around us: GDELT Translingual. Put simply, GDELT Translingual represents what we believe is the largest realtime streaming news machine translation deployment in the world: all […]