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Keepr @DataGotham 2013

  1. 1. keepr Algorithm for data mining breaking news using NLP and ad hoc network analysis Hong Qu @hqu www.keepr.com DataGotham September 12, 2013
  2. 2. Twitter, Credibility and The Watertown Manhunt
  3. 3. Computational Journalism News reporters are ● overworked ● underpaid ● …a dying breed Journalism is ● slow ● embracing data ● in need of Big Data tools
  4. 4. Computers count really, really fast!
  5. 5. Humans are way better at at making value judgements and telling stories
  6. 6. Andy Carvin - “a one-man Twitter news bureau”
  7. 7. Social media and the Boston bombings: When citizens and journalists cover the same story
  8. 8. Keepr harmonizes with journalism’s workflow and values
  9. 9. Entity extraction and Source discovery http://keepr.com/index.php?q=datagotham
  10. 10. What’s next for keepr? ➔ refine algorithm ➔ ad hoc conversation network analysis ➔ source classification ➔ speed, speed, speed Rolling out a Beta program for newsrooms Sign up at www.keepr.com/beta

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