Our News-Stream Research Project

Together with our partners at Deutsche Welle, Fraunhofer IAIS and Neofonie GmbH, we’ve been sharpening Big Data tools for use in the newsroom. You can read about what we do and how we do it in our project blog (german only, sorry).

For the hackathon specifically, we wil be providing you with data streams that have been semantically enriched with the output of Neofonie’s TXT Werk API. You will be able to query a large index updated in real time, containing:

All these data streams are annotated using named entities with linked open data IDs, unknown entities, extracted keywords and quotes. For details see: The unofficial News-Stream API. Example scripts in Python can be found in this GitHub repository.

Login and password for the News-Stream index will be made available at the hackathon.

TXT Werk API can be accessed free of charge for 30 days.