Inspiration

  • we wanted some sort of dashboard for world events
  • we came across the GDELT database -- live events updated every 15 minutes

Analysis

  • we looked at CapitalOne API finance data to find volatile banking activity which we expected might reflect the state of the world
  • we extracted data from the GDELT database and analyzed with Excel and R to find relevant world news trends and other meaningful features

Product

  • a user-friendly web-based dashboard for analyzing the last fifteen minutes of GDELT data
  • a good location for finding news articles that are important and legitimate in content but grossly overlooked by mainstream media and feeds

Future

  • the easy ability to add more feeds to the program
  • more feature extraction and clustering and unsupervising learning to extract meaningful trends
  • automatic or live correlations between news and finance, twitter, etc. feeds

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