This paper from the Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS) 2014 conference builds a series of models using GDELT to predict future violent unrest in Sudan with 80% accuracy.
Kalev's latest Foreign Policy column explores how the emotional "tone" of global news coverage of Syria's Assad and Russia's Putin offer critical policy-relevant insights into their leadership trajectories. In particular, the US non-response to the Ghouta chemical weapons attack is seen to be the pivotal moment that cemented him firmly as the invulnerable leader of Syria. Read […]
Students at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism created this fantastic in-depth and interactive look at how the global news media have covered the conflict in Syria using GDELT as an entrance point to the international media fabric. Their paper explores some fantastic characteristics about how the media have covered the conflict including what dominates […]
The May 2014 roundup of the Google Cloud Blog prominently mentions GDELT's availability in Google's BigQuery database platform! Read the May 2014 Google Cloud Blog Roundup. See the original announcement or the GigaOM article.
Researchers at Virginia Tech used GDELT to explore forecasting of domestic political crises using subgraph mining. Read the Full Paper.
Last week Palantir released the visualization below that it produced in collaboration with the Carter Center mapping conflict events in Syria over the first half of 2014 based on hand analysis and coding of social media streams, including thousands of videos shot within the country. This got us wondering how GDELT's fully automated realtime view […]
A new study published by researchers at the Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point explores GDELT in the context of "Data Collection, Fusion, and Visualization for Decision Making in Stability Operations". Read the Full Study.
GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru recently wrote an opinion piece for Wired on the state of sentiment mining, where it is today, its roots from the era of punch card computers, the limitations of current approaches, and where it is heading in the future. The piece summarizes his work with the Syfy channel on reimagining the […]
We're incredibly excited to unveil the beautiful new GDELT Project website to you! The new site does a vastly better job of communicating what the GDELT Project is, its vision, and how it can be used. We've completely reorganized the layout of the site and moved a lot of information that formerly was buried […]
GDELT gets a prominent mention in a special Bloomberg feature on big data titled "Saving the World? How Big Data Is Tackling Everything From Cancer to Slavery". Read the Full Article.
We are phenomenally excited to announce that the entire quarter-billion-record GDELT Event Database is now available as a public dataset in Google’s BigQuery database platform! BigQuery is Google’s powerful cloud-based analytical database service, designed for the largest datasets on the planet. It allows users to run fast, SQL-like queries against multi-terabyte datasets in seconds. Scalable […]
We are incredibly excited to announce a transformative new chapter in GDELT’s evolution – its move to Google Cloud Platform with the support of Google Ideas. The mission of Google Ideas is to “explore how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression … connect[ing] users, experts and […]
Imagine an actual physical 6-foot-diameter globe floating before your very eyes, displaying every imaginable dataset about our planet. Created by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Science On a Sphere® (SOS) “is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six […]
Kalev's latest Foreign Policy columns explores global protest activity over the last 35 years, finding that the Arab Spring touched off an increase of 25% in global protest activity, but that current levels are still significantly below 1980 levels. A case study of Ukraine is provided to show the ability of GDELT's protest data to […]
GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru spoke at the inaugural Wharton DC Innovation Summit here in Washington on how big data is reshaping the way we understand global society. More about the event.
This article by Harvard NTL, which ran the USAID / Humanity United Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, discusses how the results of the top models could have potentially given critical state-level insight into elevated risk of civilian atrocities like the kidnapping in Borno State. Read the Article.
Kalev's latest Foreign Policy column discusses the need to refocus the intelligence process on analysis rather than collection – how do we better understand the rich array of open public indicators from the news media, social media, and other data streams? Read the Full Article For those interested in this topic, Josh Kerbel, Chief Analytic Methodologist […]
GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru spoke at National Defense University today at a forum organized by the Center for Technology and National Security Policy and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa. He presented on how GDELT can be used to visualize and understand macro-level patterns in conflict across the continent.
Mona Chalabi over at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight wrote this great timeline analysis of kidnappings in Nigeria using GDELT: Read the Full Article.
Kalev presented as part of the US Department of Defense SMA Speaker Series on "A Realtime “Big Data” View of the Entire Planet: The GDELT Project. "
Clark Medal winner Matthew Gentzkow cites GDELT in his interview out today with Nieman Lab. Read the Full Interview.
GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru spoke to a packed house at Data Community DC's April meeting on his lessons learned from working at the frontiers of big data. Talk Announcement. Summary Writeup.
Georgetown University profiled GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru in a special interactive feature titled "The Wizard of Big Data." Read the Full Article.
We were incredibly honored to present an overview of GDELT today on the GEOINT Foreward Panel on Human Geography at GEOINT 2013/2014, alongside Geographer of the United States Dr Lee Schwartz (Department of State), Mike Williams (US Central Command), and Brian Hagan (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency). We were unable to be there in person, so Mike Williams graciously […]