While a bit afield from codifying events from the world's news, GDELT Creator Kalev Leetaru collaborated with the Internet Archive and Flickr to extract the images from 600 million digitized book pages dating back 500 years from over 1,000 libraries worldwide and make them all browseable and searchable (via both the metadata of the original book […]
GigaOM's Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris interview Kalev for GigaOM's weekly The Structure Show focusing on the latest cloud and data developments. The abstract of this wide-ranging discussion says it all: "In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted to query huge data sets, you needed authorized access to the big iron of supercomputers. The era of big […]
The GDELT Project’s mission is to create a free open computational observatory to watch our world unfold, cataloging the events and underlying context driving global society each day. Among its many streams of information, GDELT constantly scours the open web, monitoring media outlets from across the globe in order to capture events as they unfold, […]
Kalev will be speaking on GDELT, the use of "big data" to understand conflict, and his work with the United States Institute of Peace at the upcoming "PeaceTech Summit: Engineering Durable Peace" event co-hosted by the National Academy of Engineering and the US Institute of Peace. The PeaceTech Summit is a collaboration of the National Academy […]
Today's Communications of the ACM's TECHNEWS roundup features BBC News' coverage of the GDELT pilot study on correlating the patterns of world history. Read the Communications of the ACM's TECHNEWS Summary.
Felipe Hoffa is a Developer Advocate on big data at Google, whose mission is "to inspire developers around the world to leverage the Google Cloud Platform tools to analyze and understand their data in ways they could never before." In this Reddit post, Felipe talks about how to perform basic, but exceptionally powerful, ngram-based topic modeling on […]
Kalev will be speaking at the 2014 Wolfram Data Summit, presenting "What It Takes to Compute on the Whole World." The Wolfram Data Summit is: A high-level gathering of innovators in data science, creators of connected devices, and leaders of major data repositories. Established as a forum for leaders of the world's great data repositories, the […]
The new GDELT Global Conflict Dashboard, created with the support of the United States Institute of Peace, was featured as CartoDB's Map of the Week! See the Map of the Week Feature.
Illumina Consulting Group's LUX real-time streaming analytics platform features a watchboarding service based on GDELT: "LUX ingests high volume dynamic societal information from the Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) based on continuously monitoring the world’s broadcast, print, and web news globally. Analysts set parameters for exploiting GDELT reports which feed dynamic watch […]
Rory Cellan-Jones of BBC News writes this fantastic article about the GDELT pilot study on correlating the patterns of world history. Read the BBC News Article. List to the BBC Podcast Interview (Begins at 17:50)
We’re hugely excited that Fantasy Geopolitics is now using GDELT as part of its daily country ranking! Launched in 2009 by high school social studies teacher Eric Nelson, Fantasy Geopolitics brings many of the concepts of Fantasy Football to the realm of high school social studies and global events, “gamifying news to get [students] over […]
The Hague Center for Strategic Studies recently released two reports that use GDELT to measure global conflict and cooperation, Balancing on the Brink: Vulnerability of States in the Middle East and North Africa and Why Are Pivot States So Pivotal? The Role of Pivot States in Regional and Global Security. Both reports are available for […]
Kalev spoke alongside Micheline Casey, Chief Data Officer of the United States Federal Reserve Board on Atlantic Media's Nextgov's viewcast titled "Keeping Pace with Data." The viewcast focused on the topic of "For many agencies, data comes in a lot faster than analysis. Agencies need answers fast, and subpar, slow analytics can negatively affect an agency’s […]
Its been six months since GDELT opened in its new home, supported by Google Ideas, and what an incredible six months it has been! Sometime in the coming week GDELT will reach an astounding milestone: 1 million downloads! It is incredibly humbling to be able to create a project that is used by so many […]
Felipe Hoffa wrote this great post on the Google Cloud Platform Blog with more technical detail on how BigQuery enabled GDELT to sift through the patterns of world history in just a single SQL query, executing 2.5 million correlations in just 2.5 minutes. Read the Blog Post.
Derrick Harris of GigaOM covered the GDELT "Patterns of World History" study in this fantastic article. Read the Full Article.
Two months ago we unveiled in Google BigQuery access to the entire quarter-billion-record GDELT Event Database, which monitors the world’s broadcast, print, and web news media from across the world in over 100 languages and uses sophisticated computer algorithms to codify what’s happening throughout the globe. In essence, GDELT constructs a continually-updated computable catalog of […]
The Wilson Quarterly covers GDELT in an article by Caitlin Moniz titled "What a Moneyball Style Analysis Tells Us About the Arab Spring." Read the Article.
GDELT creator Kalev H. Leetaru spoke today at the National Press Club in Washington, DC at the "Science at the United States – Africa Leader's Summit" event, on a panel with Robert Bectel, Senior Policy Adviser and Chief Technology Officer, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, and David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications […]
Kalev spent the day at Columbia University advising its new Applied Analytics program, led by Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini. The program’s mission statement is: Analytics touches every aspect of an organization, from IT to HR to marketing to sales. At present, there is a critical shortfall of leaders and managers who can effectively […]
GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru wrote an op-ed for the Orange County Register that reimagines what innovation should look like for the US Government, ending with the line "because creating a health care website shouldn’t cost three quarters of a billion dollars in Washington and just an afternoon of volunteer coding in Silicon Valley." Read the […]
The SyFy channel’s highest-rated unscripted series Face Off makes use of the next generation of Kalev’s Twitter research, used this past spring in Opposite Worlds, which set records across the board for Twitter engagement. On Face Off, the system is once again being used to synthesize the conversation on Twitter, offering a realtime “leaderboard of the […]
(CLICK TO OPEN MAP)Imagine a map that uses computers to “read” news reports from across the entire world each day, identifying the events described within and their locations, and placing all of that into a single interactive map, zoomable and clickable down to the level of a city or hilltop across the globe, summarizing in […]
InfiniDB's Chief Technology Officer, Jim Tommaney, demonstrated querying and analyzing the complete GDELT event database running in their InfiniDB database platform at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, Oregon. Read the Press Release. More Details about the Talk. Watch the Video.