NewsReader: Recording history from daily news streams

Piek Vossen, German Rigau, Luciano Serafini, Pim Stouten, Francis Irving, Willem Van Hage

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Abstract

The European project NewsReader develops technology to process daily news streams in 4 languages, extracting what happened, when, where and who was involved. NewsReader does not just read a single newspaper but massive amounts of news coming from thousands of sources. It compares the results across sources to complement information and determine where they disagree. Furthermore, it merges news of today with previous news, creating a long-term history rather than separate events. The result is stored in a KnowledgeStore, that cumulates information over time, producing an extremely large knowledge graph that is visualized using new techniques to provide more comprehensive access. We present the first version of the system and the results of processing first batches of data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
EditorsNicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Sara Goggi, Thierry Declerck, Joseph Mariani, Bente Maegaard, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Helene Mazo, Stelios Piperidis, Hrafn Loftsson
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages2000-2007
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782951740884
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 26 May 201431 May 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period26/05/1431/05/14

Keywords

  • Cross-lingual event extraction
  • Long-term histories
  • News streams

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    Vossen, P., Rigau, G., Serafini, L., Stouten, P., Irving, F., & Van Hage, W. (2014). NewsReader: Recording history from daily news streams. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, S. Goggi, T. Declerck, J. Mariani, B. Maegaard, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, H. Mazo, S. Piperidis, ... H. Loftsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 (pp. 2000-2007). (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).