Global OSINT Monitoring for Fragility Warning

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) developed during World War II and the Cold War as a surrogate for leadership analysis, created to use statecontrolled newspapers and other state media as the only available means to study the perceptions and intentions of leaders and elites in areas about which we had no other sources of information. The […]

The World According to Wikipedia: Intensity

SGI's new UV2 supercomputer, scalable to 64TB of RAM, was used to visualize world history 1800-2012 captured by Wikipedia. More than 80M locations and 40M dates were extracted from Wikipedia's 4M English articles to build a knowledge network of Wikipedia itself. Covered widely from the New York Times to the Atlantic Wire's Chart of the Day. Alternative View Tone. […]

The World According to Wikipedia: Tone

SGI's new UV2 supercomputer, scalable to 64TB of RAM, was used to visualize world history 1800-2012 captured by Wikipedia. More than 80M locations and 40M dates were extracted from Wikipedia's 4M English articles to build a knowledge network of Wikipedia itself. Covered widely from the New York Times to the Atlantic Wire's Chart of the […]

Wikipedia Study Showcases SGI UV2 Launch

In collaboration with SGI, the new UV2 supercomputer, which scales to 4,000 cores and 64TB in a single system image, was used to interactively explore Wikipedia's view of world history 1800-2012 and the underlying spatial-temporal knowledge network of Wikipedia's 4M pages, including 120 million locations and dates. This study marked the first time a digital […]

Opening Big Data Week

Kalev presented some of the welcoming remarks introducing Big Data Week and touching on the incredible growth of observational social data and the datasets available today to study human societal behavior at a global scale.

Culturomics 2.0 at TEDxTallinn

Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev spoke about his work at TEDxTallinn 2012. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion people, places, and things, and 100 trillion relationships are used to forecast the Arab Spring, pinpoint […]

LOC/NEH Chronicling America Bulk Exports Available

While at the Library of Congress presenting the keynote address opening the 2012 IIPC General Assembly, Kalev met with the staff behind the Library of Congress / National Endowment for the Humanities Chronicling America initiative to talk about ways it can be made more readily available for data mining.  One of Kalev's recommendation to the Library was […]

Keynote Address at 2012 IIPC General Assembly at the Library of Congress

In April 2012 GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru presented the keynote address opening the 2012 IIPC General Assembly at the Library of Congress on his experiences and vision of the web archive as a resource for studying society in the digital era. This short case video discusses some of his work on the power of web archives […]

Culturomics 2.0 at SGI 2012 User Conference

Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev presented his Culturomics 2.0 work as the keynote at the 2012 SGI User Conference in Orlando, Florida. See the video introducing the keynote. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion […]

Culturomics 2.0 on Polish Mediafun

Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev presented his Culturomics 2.0 work at IAB Poland 2011, the main Polish internet and media conference, and was interviewed by Polish technology outlet Mediafun. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 […]

Culturomics 2.0 on Russia Today

Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev was interviewed by Russian television station Russia Today. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion people, places, and things, and 100 trillion relationships are used to forecast the Arab Spring, […]

Culturomics 2.0 at IAB Poland 2011

Featured in Nature, BBC, Discovery, and the media in over 100 countries, Kalev presented his Culturomics 2.0 work at IAB Poland 2011, the main Polish internet and media conference. See interview with Polish media. Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion people, places, […]

How to Predict the Future

Kalev was interviewed as part of a BBC special feature on "How to Predict the Future." Read the Full Article.

San Diego Supercomputing Center: Gordon Inaugural Workshop

Kalev spoke at the inaugural workshop debuting NSF's first foray into large flash-memory supercomputing architectures.  His presentation "Modeling Global Societal Evolution over a Half-Century: Petascale Humanities Computing" surveyed the current state-of-the-art in data-intensive computing. Learn More About the Workshop.

News Preservation and Access CRL Event

This online event, hosted by James Simon, Director of the CRL Global Resources Network, on July 13, 2011, surveyed CRL news collections, major news databases, and the challenges of preserving online news and includes a presentation by Kalev Leetaru. Listen to the Audio.

Mapping the Newspaper Industry in Transition

This report provides a vivid glimpse inside the workplaces that produce what – not long ago – we would have called newspapers.  As digital news-gathering and production methods proliferate, and as digital avenues for distribution emerge, these workplaces are being transformed in profound ways, with electronic facsimiles and websites (and probably more) overtaking the paper format. […]