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Word Spaces - visualizing word2vec to support media analysis

We’re adding a new way to help you understand the different conversations happening in the media. We call it the “word space” chart. Out initial results indicate that the word space visualization can help users with limited knowledge of a topic find conversations that would otherwise be difficult to identify without deeper study of the text corpus.

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Switching to Story-Based Searching on May 12th

We currently do most analysis and searching at the sentence level. We're switching to do everything at the story level on May 12, because that is what most people tell use they want. This will also help us save space and make things faster. This is a big change.  Your current queries and topics will need to be updated after May 12 and will produce different results.

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Evaluating Author Extraction for the Media Cloud Platform

This blog post summarizes our latest pass at investigating existing solutions for the second question: author detection in semi-structured web-based text. There are a few approaches we can pull from: using pattern matching, relying on structured metadata, or sourcing the job out to more complex algorithms and APIs.

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