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Hong Qu: “Keepr: Algorithm for Extracting Entities, Eyewitnesses and Amplifiers”

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Hong Qu
Hong Qu

When a big news story breaks, Twitter goes crazy. Keepr tries to make sense of these periodic bursts by implementing natural language processing and social network analysis algorithms to surface topics, eyewitnesses, and amplifiers. A live demo will be followed by a discussion of the capabilities and limitations of computational newsgathering, along with reports of how it is being used in newsrooms.

Hong Qu is a digital toolmaker. He has led teams at YouTube and Upworthy. He enjoys building social media tools that help us better understand ourselves and the world around us.


Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing


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