GDELT Visual Knowledge Graph Reaches 46 Million Images

We are tremendously excited to announce that as of this afternoon, the GDELT Visual Knowledge Graph (VGKG) has reached 46 million images processed through Google's Cloud Vision API deep learning neural network algorithms, making it what we believe is the largest open dataset of deep learning processing of images. Each day GDELT feeds more than half a […]

Using BigQuery Table Decorators To Lower Query Cost

As GDELT has grown at an exponential rate, the size and complexity of its data archives means it takes ever greater computing power to work with. The GDELT 1.0 Events database now totals 376 million records mentioned a total of 3.7 billion times, while the GDELT 2.0 Events database, which incorporates the massive firehose of local news […]

New GKG 2.0 Article Metadata Fields

With the debut this week of our massive new document extraction platform, we are tremendously excited to unveil several new metadata fields added to the Global Knowledge Graph (GKG 2.0). As of yesterday all GKG 2.0 records will now include several new extracted fields in their "XMLExtras" field (the last column of each GKG record). […]

Announcing Our Newest Generation Document Extraction Platform

We are enormously excited to announce that over the last several days we have gradually phased in the newest generation of our document extraction platform, responsible for identifying and extracting the body of each web page from its surrounding headers, footers, navigation bars, insets, related inserts, advertisements, and the myriad other clutter that fills up the screen. […]

IRIN News: The Alan Kurdi Effect And Media Coverage Of Refugees

Ben Parker of IRIN News put out a fascinating graph showing the positive/negative emotional tone of UK news coverage of refugees after the widely publicized photographs of three-year-old Alan Kurdi's death that became iconic images of the refugee crisis. The graph makes clear how strongly the images affected UK news coverage of the crisis, prompting […]

US News & World Report Features Candidate Television Tracker

Marilyn Thompson and Andrew Levine write for US News & World Report about Trump's television dominance and use GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on television coverage of his campaign. Read the Full Article.

The Guardian Features Candidate Television Tracker

Lauren Gambino writes for The Guardian about Megyn Kelly's interview with Katie Couric about Trump's campaign and uses GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on television coverage of his campaign. Read the Full Article.

Salon Features Candidate Television Tracker

Eric Boehlert writes for Salon about Trump's campaign and uses GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on television coverage of his campaign. The piece was originally published in Media Matters. He also wrote an earlier piece in March about Trump's media dominance for the Huffington Post as […]

Iraq99 Features Candidate Television Tracker

Aqeel Mohammed Ghlim writes for Iraq99 about Donald Trump's rise to media fame and Megyn Kelly's interview and uses GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on television coverage of his campaign. Read the Full Article.

LA Times Features Candidate Television Tracker: Bernie Blackout

David Lauter of the LA Times 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 the so-called "Bernie Blackout" phenomena does not appear to be genuine. Read the Full Article.

Politico Magazine Uses Candidate Television Tracker

Politico Magazine used GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on Trump's television coverage as part of his live analysis of the April 26th primaries. Read More. (Search for "Internet Archive" in the article)

Automatic Results Translation Added To Fulltext Search API

Given that GDELT currently monitors and translates news from 65 languages in realtime, when you use the Full Text Search API you will frequently be presented with search results in a wide array of languages that you yourself may not be able to read. To help with this, you can now add "&trans=googtrans" to the HTML […]

GDELT Part Of Inaugural Google BigQuery Public Datasets

We're tremendously excited that GDELT is part of the inaugural set of Google BigQuery Public Datasets unveiled earlier this month! Google BigQuery Public Datasets. GDELT Book Corpus. List Of Publicly Available Datasets On Google BigQuery.

MasterCard Moves to Patent Analytics Work That Predicts Political Events

Today's Wall Street Journal quotes Kalev in an article about MasterCard's patent application to use event data coupled with financial transaction data to forecast global instability. Of particular interest, the patent application cites the use of the precise kind of geocoded global event data generated by GDELT, showcasing just how much GDELT's debut three years […]

Structure Data Video Now Available!

The video of Kalev's "legendary" Structure Data 2016 talk is now available! (Screencap). One massive database, all the world at your fingertips from Structure on Vimeo.    

To Stay Relevant, Newsrooms Rethink Campaign Coverage

Washington Post White House bureau chief Juliet Eilperin writes for Nieman Reports about the state of media coverage of the 2016 race, incorporating a number of statistics from the 2016 Candidate Television Tracker. Read The Full Article.

Is The Era Of Social Media Analytics Coming To An End?

Kalev's latest piece for Forbes explores the duality of social media's global ascendance and its transition from a broadcast megaphone to a private club where increasingly the world's social conversations are more and more inaccessible to analysis. Read The Full Article.