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Celebrity Watch: Browsing News Content
by Exploiting Social Intelligence
Omar Ali, Ilias Flaounas, Tijl De Bie, Nello Cris...
Celebrity Watch
● We gather and present up-to-
date entertainment news from
around the world
● We focus on celebrities –
p...
Celebrity Watch
http://celebwatch.enm.bris.ac.uk/
The pipeline
● A web spider monitors news websites
of interest and collects articles
● References to named entities are
ex...
Celebrity Watch
http://celebwatch.enm.bris.ac.uk/
● 15M articles
● 340 news outlets
● 40K articles per day
● 36000 celebri...
More info on news media content analysis:
http://mediapatterns.enm.bris.ac.uk
Thank you!
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Celebrity Watch: Browsing News Content by Exploiting Social Intelligence

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Presented at the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Athens, Greece, September 2011.

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Celebrity Watch: Browsing News Content by Exploiting Social Intelligence

  1. 1. Celebrity Watch: Browsing News Content by Exploiting Social Intelligence Omar Ali, Ilias Flaounas, Tijl De Bie, Nello Cristianini Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Univ. of Bristol, UK ECML PKDD 2011
  2. 2. Celebrity Watch ● We gather and present up-to- date entertainment news from around the world ● We focus on celebrities – people that appear often in entertainment/gossip news sites ● Celebrity Watch is an automatically-generated website
  3. 3. Celebrity Watch http://celebwatch.enm.bris.ac.uk/
  4. 4. The pipeline ● A web spider monitors news websites of interest and collects articles ● References to named entities are extracted from the articles using GATE ● Different references to the same named entity are merged ● We detect named entities that are trending in entertainment news ● We build the social network based on co-occurrences between entities
  5. 5. Celebrity Watch http://celebwatch.enm.bris.ac.uk/ ● 15M articles ● 340 news outlets ● 40K articles per day ● 36000 celebrities ● 3 years monitoring We can easily adapt and track the entities of any desired topic. http://celebwatch.enm.bris.ac.uk/
  6. 6. More info on news media content analysis: http://mediapatterns.enm.bris.ac.uk Thank you!

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