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WATSON, GDELT, Jigsaw etc

Tiffany Trofino, Principle Strategist at IBM, wrote recently on LinkedIn about the future of using data for understanding global conflict….

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Here’s the data that told us Bernie Sanders would lose

Putting together data from the television tracker, Cloud Vision analysis of political imagery, and Jordan and Felipe's talk from Google…

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Using Google's Deep Learning To Model Visual Portrayal In The News

With the debut of the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG), which uses Google's Cloud Vision API deep learning algorithms to…

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Bayesian Poisson Tucker Decomposition for Learning the Structure of International Relations

Researchers Aaron Schein (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Mingyuan Zhou (University of Texas at Austin), David Blei (Columbia University) and Hanna Wallach…

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NGramming 9.5 Billion Words of Arabic News

One of the amazing things that happens when you monitor the world at GDELT's scale is that you begin to…

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Making NGrams At BigQuery Scale

Ever since 2010's Culturomics paper and with the rise of ever-more powerful linguistic modeling systems, ngrams have surged back into…

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Naval Postgraduate School Thesis Uses GKG To Explore Terrorist "Brands"

A Naval Postgraduate School thesis by Bradley S. Greaver titled "Terrorist group brands: understanding terrorist group strategies through brand exposure" uses…

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Google I/O 2016: Tracking The Election Through GDELT / Reddit / Wikipedia

In their lively and fast-paced Google I/O 2016 talk, Felipe Hoffa and Jordan Tigani trace mainstream and social media coverage of…

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Google I/O 2016: Election 2016 The Big Data Showdown

Felipe Hoffa and Jordan Tigani offered a fantastic fast-paced look at Google BigQuery in their session at Google I/O 2016, showcasing how…

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BBVA: EAGLEs Economic Outlook Annual Report 2016

BBVA's latest report, the EAGLEs Economic Outlook Annual Report 2016, has a wide array of quite fascinating sentiment and other analyses…

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Paris, Georgia and Trump Fixes

We recently made three bug fixes to address two geographic issues and one person name extraction issue. Mapping the textual geography…

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CuriousGnu: How The World Sees Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump

CuriousGnu used BigQuery put together a set of fantastic maps in CartoDB using GDELT to map the average tone of…

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Opening Keynote Data Summit 2016

Kalev gave the opening keynote of the second day of Data Summit 2016 in New York City last week, speaking…

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Mapping Global Bias In Facebook's Media List

Kalev's latest Forbes story "Is Facebook's Trending Topics Biased Against Africa And The Middle East?" includes a map of the…

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Modeling Science, Technology & Innovation Conference At The National Academies

Kalev spoke yesterday at the Modeling Science, Technology & Innovation Conference held at the National Academies building here in DC. Read…

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What Facebook's Media List Tells Us About Monitoring News Versus Monitoring Society

Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores how the media list that powers Facebook's Trending Topics module appears to have been constructed…

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Do Smart Cities Pose Data Dangers? When Governments See Value In Data

Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores what happens as smart cities recognize the value of the data they hold and…

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Machines Deciding What We See Online: How AI Is Changing The Web

Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores how AI and new semantic elements like Google's knowledge panels are reshaping how machines…

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Is Facebook's Trending Topics Biased Against Africa And The Middle East?

Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores the bias in Facebook's Trending Topics module against news outlets in Africa and the…

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Does Facebook Suffer From Unconscious Bias? An Insider View Into Human Cataloging

Kalev's latest Forbes story explores how unconscious bias plays a key role in undermining human-powered analytic projects. Read the Full…

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Facebook And Conservative News – How Social Media Controls What We See

Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores the Gizmodo report that Facebook's Trending Topics module may be censoring stories of interest…

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When Twitter Cut Off The US Intelligence Community: Social Media And Surveillance

Kalev's latest Forbes story explores social media in the era of surveillance and how Twitter cut off access by the…

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What Ghostbusters And Trump Teach Us About The Perils Of Data Analysis

Kalev's latest Forbes story explores what the new Ghostbusters movie and Trump's status as Republican nominee teaches us about the perils…

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The Bangladesh SWIFT Hack & The Future Of Cybersecurity And Cyberwar

Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores what the February 2016 cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank via a compromise of…