The Big Data / Data Science Meetup in Cluj-Napoca, Romania recently held a workshop titled "How to think in MapReduce" that used GDELT to explore working with large datasets inside of Apache Hadoop.
Kalev will be speaking later this month at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as part of its Voices of the Next Generation series. Past speakers have included Gavin Andresen, chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, Vanessa Kerry, cofounder and CEO of Seed Global Health, and Chris Hughes, publisher and editor-in-chief of New Republic.
Kalev's guest post for the Knight Blog titled "Reimagining Libraries as Conveners of Information and Innovation" explores his collaborations over the past year with the Internet Archive to make use of its 19 petabytes of holdings to fundamentally rethink how we explore and understand the world through data and what that can tell us about the […]
GDELT and Kalev's presentation at the US Institute of Peace / National Academy of Engineering PeaceTech Summit is featured in the opening of this writeup of the event. Read the Full Article.
Two recent GDELT projects are featured on the HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Blog today: Cultural Computing at Literature Scale: Encoding the Cultural Knowledge of Tens of Billions of Words of Academic Literature Data Mining Versus Paying Attention: The Hazards of Hype 500 Years of the Images of the World's Books […]
Back in August we mentioned that 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 […]
Kalev's latest column for Foreign Policy magazine explores the deeper story behind how "big data" missed the emerging Ebola outbreak and what that can teach us about data mining, translation, and the non-Western world. Read the Full Article.
Kalev presented on a panel this afternoon at the M&E Tech conference titled "How to Leverage Big Data for Better M&E in Complex Interventions".
Kalev presented a webinar today to a group from AidData on GDELT and how its Global Knowledge Graph can be used to track a variety of emerging global trends.
Charles Martin Shields at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution wrote this great feature on the new GDELT Conflict Dashboard. Originally published in Insight on Conflict, his feature was just republished in TechChange. Read Full Article.
We are incredibly excited to announce the debut of the Africa and Middle East Global Knowledge Graph (AME-GKG) special collection, providing access to the codified GKG dataset created as part of the recent study “Cultural Computing at Literature Scale: Encoding the Cultural Knowledge of Tens of Billions of Words of Academic Literature.” Representing the first […]
So much of the world’s public knowledge of human rights issues across the world are locked in textual format, scattered across the hundreds of thousands of reports, calls to action, alerts, field interviews, and other material published by a myriad of organizations throughout the globe. Could GDELT help codify and index all of this material, […]
We are incredibly excited to announce the official release of the GDELT Global Knowledge Graph (GKG) Version 2.0. This marks a watershed moment for the GKG, transitioning it for the first time to production status, opening it up beyond purely news media, adding in new capabilities for richer emotions, citations, dates, and other kinds of […]
GigaOM's Derrick Harris talks about the need for humans to actually monitor and take action on the results of "big data" platforms: how massive monitoring platforms issuing alerts still ultimately need someone to do something based on that alert. In the case of GDELT, it detected the earliest glimmers of the Government of Guinea recognizing […]
The research staff in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)'s Cross-Country Emerging Markets Unit (BBVA is the second-largest bank in Spain) produced some really fascinating country risk visualizations of the world using GDELT for their Country Risk Quarterly Report for Q3 2014. They seamlessly blend GDELT's global political risk indicators with a variety of economic and other internal data […]
Last month Harvard’s HealthMap initiative garnered quite a bit of press for detecting early mentions of the current Ebola outbreak in March 2014, "nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.” HealthMap monitored its first mentions of the outbreak on March 14, 2014 and issued its first alert on March 19, 2014. […]
Charles Martin Shields at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution wrote this great feature for Insight on Conflict on GDELT's new Global Conflict Dashboard. Read Full Article.
Kalev spoke on GDELT yesterday at USAID's Second Annual Frontiers in Development conference at the Ronald Reagan Building. Keynotes at the conference included Secretary of State John Kerry, Winnie Byanyima, and John Kufuor.
Kalev spoke yesterday on GDELT, the use of “big data” to understand conflict, and his work with the United States Institute of Peace at the “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 of Engineering (NAE) […]
Kalev presented on Friday on GDELT and the process and complexities of compiling global protest data to a conference on protest data being held at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and co-sponsored with the Boll Foundation.
This past June we pointed out an article by researchers at the Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point exploring GDELT in the context of “Data Collection, Fusion, and Visualization for Decision Making in Stability Operations.” They've now released a prototype visualization tool that allows you to select from a […]
Back in July we announced that GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru had been named as a Council Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government for the 2014-2016 term. The full council roster has now been released and Kalev serves alongside 18 others including Lord Peter Mandelson, Corrado Passera, Rafal Trzaskowski, Joseph Nye, […]
Cultural Computing at Literature Scale: Encoding the Cultural Knowledge of Tens of Billions of Words of Academic Literature
Representing the first large-scale content analysis of JSTOR, DTIC, or the Internet Archive ever performed, this latest GDELT collaboration, with Timothy Perkins and Chris Rewerts of the US Army Corps of Engineers, codified the entire holdings of JSTOR (academic literature), declassed/unclassed DTIC (US Government publications), and the Internet Archive (the open web) relating to humanities and social sciences […]
We are incredibly excited to announce the latest GDELT media analysis tool that provides a range of sophisticated analyses of the Internet Archive Television News Archive. You can specify up to three words or phrases and optionally limit to a particular television network or date range, and get back a fully interactive dashboard showing how […]