In April 2012 GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru presented the keynote address opening the 2012 IIPC General Assembly at the Library of Congress on his experiences and vision of the web archive as a resource for studying society in the digital era. This short case video discusses some of his work on the power of web archives […]
Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev presented his Culturomics 2.0 work as the keynote at the 2012 SGI User Conference in Orlando, Florida. See the video introducing the keynote. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion […]
Kalev was the keynote speaker at the SGI User Group Conference. Learn More.
Kalev Leetaru's Culturomics 2.0 study is one of just five science stories to be covered in The Economist's The World in 2012 special issue. Read the Full Article.
Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev presented his Culturomics 2.0 work at IAB Poland 2011, the main Polish internet and media conference, and was interviewed by Polish technology outlet Mediafun. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 […]
Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev was interviewed by Russian television station Russia Today. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion people, places, and things, and 100 trillion relationships are used to forecast the Arab Spring, […]
Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev presented his Culturomics 2.0 work at IAB Poland 2011, the main Polish internet and media conference. See interview with Polish media. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion people, places, […]
Kalev was interviewed as part of a BBC special feature on "How to Predict the Future." Read the Full Article.
Kalev presented today to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in Washington, DC on his work on forging the petascale humanities, including his Culturomics 2.0 study.
Nature's Philip Ball writes about Culturomics 2.0. Read the Full Article.
Culturomics 2.0: Forecasting Large-Scale Human Behavior Using Global News Media Tone in Time and Space
Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion people, places, and things, and 100 trillion relationships are used to forecast the Arab Spring, pinpoint Bin Laden's location, and visualize human society's evolution. Featured in Nature and covered in media across the world including BBC, […]
Kalev spoke at the inaugural workshop debuting NSF's first foray into large flash-memory supercomputing architectures. His presentation "Modeling Global Societal Evolution over a Half-Century: Petascale Humanities Computing" surveyed the current state-of-the-art in data-intensive computing. Learn More About the Workshop.
This online event, hosted by James Simon, Director of the CRL Global Resources Network, on July 13, 2011, surveyed CRL news collections, major news databases, and the challenges of preserving online news and includes a presentation by Kalev Leetaru. Listen to the Audio.
This report provides a vivid glimpse inside the workplaces that produce what – not long ago – we would have called newspapers. As digital news-gathering and production methods proliferate, and as digital avenues for distribution emerge, these workplaces are being transformed in profound ways, with electronic facsimiles and websites (and probably more) overtaking the paper format. […]
This one-hour, two-hour, or half-day shortcourse covers a wide-ranging overview of how the modern organization can make the most from social media. Topics covered include internal collaboration, connecting with customers, recruiting, crowdsourcing of ideas (both internally and from customers), brand and industry mining, customer interaction, corporate intelligence, crisis communication in the social sphere, and advanced […]
International relations scholars have long suspected that popular support for war is structured in part by in-group reactions to out-group threats. Huntington’s (1993, 1996) “clash of civilizations” hypothesis is one of the most controversial and under-tested extensions of this perspective within international relations. Most of the studies to quantitatively test Huntington’s hypothesis have examined the […]
Kalev presented at the Library of Congress' Citizen Journalists and Community News: Archiving for Today and Tomorrow summit on "Global News Analysis: Understanding our World Through News." One of his key recommendations at the meeting, the creation of a uniform archiving system for the blogosphere, has now become a reality thanks to the Internet Archive.
Kalev helped guide the social media and analytics-driven components of WRI's new "Guidelines for Community Engagement in Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport, and Storage Projects.". Read the Full Report.
Featured by ACE's The Presidency, this study traced the changing role of higher education in the national news media over the last half-century and its shift from a newsmaker to a news commentator, suggesting a need for universities to profoundly change the ways in which they interact with the press. Read the Full Study. University […]
Kalev presented at the 2010 Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers Annual Conference on "Social Intelligence: The CIA Approach to Corporate Intelligence."
Postsecondary studies of women in the engineering disciplines tend to treat the issues of recruitment, retention, and density of female students as an overarching metric that affects all institutions equally. Samples of doctoral-granting institutions are often used as proxies to make projections regarding the field as a whole, and it is assumed that institutional gender segregation is largely […]
Kalev's latest study, published in the CIA's journal Studies in Intelligence, is titled "The Scope of FBIS and BBC Open Source Media Coverage 1979-2008" and focuses on the history of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service / Open Source Center and BBC Monitoring / Summary of World Broadcasts. For nearly 70 years, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) monitored […]
The Carbon Capture Report was featured in today's New York Times. See Article.
Kalev presented a number of talks at the First International Crisis Mapping Conference (ICCM2009), held at John Carrol University, including "Automated Event Mining: Approaches and Practices" and "Manual Crisis Mapping (MCM) & Automated Crisis Mapping (ACM): Hand-Coding, Participatory Mapping and Natural Language Processing."