We seek to discover the major topics in the daily news about COVID-19.
What it does
We provide a sorcerous news site for coronavirus. We show topics about COVID-19. We also allow users to search for the top news from major news sources.
How we built it
Crawled news articles from major news sources. e.g.., Google News, Bing News, and News API. Utilized LDA in PySpark for extracting the top three topics of those articles.
Challenges we ran into
We wanted to use the topics to recommend essentials for people based on news reports. However, we found out that commercial stores' APIs are not applicable to non-profit individuals.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We implemented a simple web app for showing topics about COVID-19 and searching for news from major news sources.
What we learned
How to leverage time and different resources to work together.
What's next for coronavirus sorcerous
Search with localization information