SEG 2017: Public Perception Of Fracking

Kalev Leetaru and Hannes Leetaru presented a poster on "Public Perception of Fracking" at the "2017 SEG/SPE Workshop on injection-induced seismicity – intersection of evolving science and regulation" held in Dallas, Texas from November 6-8, 2017. View The Poster.

Web Summit 2017 This Week

Kalev will be speaking this week at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal at noon on November 8th. Billed as "the largest tech conference in the world," "the best tech conference on the planet" and "Davos for geeks," the conference sees more than 60,000 attendees from over 160 countries. Speakers include a who's who of […]

The Palm Oil Industry: Visualized through Big Data

This study coauthored with Gabriel Thoumi uses data from Bloomberg and other financial databases, a set of PERL scripts and Gephi to visualize the board membership and shareholder networks of the Southeast Asian palm oil and agricultural industry. Two interactive network visualizations allow you to drill down and understand the web of connections governing the […]

GDELT Passes One Billion Articles Processed

We're incredibly excited to announce that GDELT recently passed an incredible milestone: more than one billion global news articles processed. That's in addition to more than one million American television news shows and just over 337 million global news images processed. With the launch of GDELT 3.0 later this year and a massive new portfolio […]

GDELT + Internet Archive = 5.4 Billion URLs And 221TB Of News Content Preserved

In August 2014 GDELT joined the Internet Archive's "No More 404" program to provide a live stream of global news content from local sources in local languages across the world. To date using this feed the Internet Archive has now preserved 5,376,796,849 distinct URLs totaling 221TB of at-risk global news content for perpetuity. We're incredibly excited […]

NPM gdelt-toolkit 0.3.1

James Conkling has released version 0.3.1 of an NPM interface to GDELT. Learn More – NPM Website. Learn More – GitHub.

DataDay Seattle 2017

Kevin Madden of Tom Sawyer Software presented a case study using GDELT's GKG at DataDay Seattle 2017. Learn More.

Central Bank Financial Stability Report Sentiment Dictionary Available in GCAM

Ricardo Correa, Keshav Garud, Juan-Miguel Londono-Yarce and Nathan Mislang published an IFDP working paper earlier this year titled "Sentiment in central bank's financial stability reports" that developed a specialized dictionary designed to assess positive and negative sentiment from central bank financial stability reports. We've incorporated these two dictionaries along with the third ("neutral") dictionary developed […]

Is It Too Late For Big Data Ethics?

Despite a flurry of academic and industry efforts aimed at changing views on big data research ethics, it seems the tide may have irrevocably changed. Read The Full Article.

Replacing US Social Security Numbers With Estonia's Cryptographic Model?

As the US grapples with how to replace its obsolete obsession with the 80-year old Social Security Number, perhaps Estonia’s public key infrastructure and digital first government might serve as inspiration. The article was tweeted by former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and the US Estonian Embassy. Read The Full Article.

Virtual Reality For Empathy Versus Entertainment

As virtual reality finds growing use to tell experiential stories of humanitarian crises, whose voice is heard and how do we convey empathy instead of voyeuristic disaster entertainment? Read The Full Article.