GDELT is used as one of the datasets being analyzed in a paper titled "Online Continuous-Time Tensor Factorization Based on Pairwise Interactive Point Processes" by Hongteng Xu, Dixin Luo and Lawrence Carin of Infinia ML, Inc and Duke University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be presented at the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial […]
Given GDELT's incredibly unique ability to peer across the world's languages courtesy of its mass machine translation infrastructure, a common application is to compare coverage of major events in different countries. Doing so requires the ability to place news outlets geographically in space. At first glance, placing a news outlet on a map might seem […]
In 2015 we created a map of the geography of the world's media as seen through a year of GDELT's eyes, yielding a clickable map where you could see the top 5 outlets publishing the greatest volume of content about each city on earth. Today we've updated that analysis, enhancing it from a single absolute […]
While we tend to think of geographic locations as having just one name, in reality they can have dozens or even hundreds of alternative names, name variants and name transliterations. When geocoding a news article, GDELT records the location name as it appeared in the article, which is why we recommend using the FeatureID field […]
Using BigQuery To Make A 38 Year Timeline Of World Conflict From Half A Billion Records In 3 Seconds
Three years ago we showed off the results of a singularly incredible BigQuery query, courtesy of the one and only Felipe Hoffa, that processes the entire GDELT 1.0 Event database and compiles a timeline spanning the last four decades, listing the top five countries that experienced the greatest increase in their instability level each year. […]
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Vox's Alvin Chang explores how the networks covered the Cohen raid. Read The Full Article.
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The Washington Post's Philip Bump reports on how the major networks covered the Cohen raid. Read The Full Article.