Analysing World Events Using the GDELT dataset and Google BigQuery

Ali Niknejad of the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London will be speaking at the Research Software Engineers (RSE) conference at the Museum of Science and Industry next week about their work on using GDELT to explore global events such as the risk of strikes at international ports. Learn More.

Smithsonian Covers Twitter Social Activism

Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Kalev for an article out this month on how Black Lives Matter and other social activism groups are making use of Twitter to organize and spread their word. Read The Full Article.

Announcing Partitioned GDELT BigQuery Tables

As GDELT has grown to truly extraordinary scale, the sheer magnitude of all of that data has made it increasingly difficult to query and interact with. The GDELT 1.0 Events table now contains 400 million records and is 144GB in size, the GDELT 2.0 GKG table contains 353 million records totaling 3.6TB, the GDELT 2.0 EventMentions […]

Independent Candidates Added To Television Candidate Tracker

It is truly incredible and humbling to be able to create tools that are used all over the world. While created as a simple pilot test, our Television Candidate Tracker has become the defacto standard for tracking television coverage of the 2016 US presidential campaign, used by news outlets and researchers across the entire world. That massive user […]

Visual GKG To Be First GDELT Gen 3 Release

We're tremendously excited to announce that the first new system of the forthcoming GDELT Generation 3 release will be coming shortly in the form of a massively upgraded Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG)! Over the next few weeks the new VGKG will come online with a host of new features including EXIF support and perceptual hashing. […]

VGKG Adds Perceptual Hashing For Image Similarity Search

We're excited to announce that with the release of the new version of the Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) in the next few weeks, we will be adding three perceptual hashing algorithms, enabling for the first time image similarity search using the VGKG! Each of the three algorithms generates a 64-bit hash of the image's content using […]

VGKG Adds EXIF Support

We're excited to announce that with the release of the new version of the Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) in the next few weeks, we will be adding full EXIF metadata support! All images will now be processed through the fantastic Image::ExifTool PERL module, which supports a massive array of image metadata formats, including EXIF, IPTC and […]

BBVA: Geo-World: Conflict & Social Unrest July Update 2016

BBVA's latest report, "Geo-World: Conflict & Social Unrest July Update 2016" features a number of fascinating visuals charting the state of global stability as of July 2016 and the evolving state of conflict over the past decade. Read the Full Article.

Can Algorithms Save Us From Bias?

Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how new research suggests algorithmic bias can not only be quantified, but also corrected for. Read the Full Article.

Why Government Needs Data Privacy Policies

Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how governments are making use of all of the data they collect about their citizens, often redistributing it blindly with no privacy or data policies in place to protect their citizens. Read the Full Article.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]