Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Title

Finding News in a Haystack: Event Based Clustering with Social Media Based Ranking

Student(s)

Martin Weber

Year

2012

Abstract

We present NewsClu, an approach to collect, cluster, categorize and select news articles from the Internet. The framework is not limited to a certain field, resort or division of news – it is capable to work on any topic and runs on real time live data on the Internet. NewsClu keeps its user informed about that particular topic by filtering, organizing, ranking and clustering of news according to static, dynamic and social factors. Through event based clustering the framework filters duplicate and less relevant news, making it easier to read more interesting news in less time. NewsClu is innovative in terms of clustering and ranking compared to other approaches.

Full Reference

Martin Weber, "Finding News in a Haystack: Event Based Clustering with Social Media Based Ranking", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2012