Arnon Kohavi February 1, 2020 0 Comments
Event Data in Popular Media

Event Data in Popular Media

Event Data in Popular Media Mona Chalabi of 538’s Datalab took a stab at reporting on the mass kidnappings executed by Boko Haram in Nigeria.  While this is a very popular story at the moment, Datalab, 538, and the larger collection of trendy new news entities run by geeks offer a data-driven approach to news and analysis.  Now kidnappings, like most things […]

Arnon Kohavi September 12, 2018 0 Comments
Superficial Text Mining on the National Security Strategy

Some Superficial Text Mining on the National Security Strategy 1

Some Superficial Text Mining on the National Security Strategy 1 On Tuesday, Jay Ulfelder came up with a cool idea about mining the text of the new National Security Strategy. He gave it the old college try, but it didn’t end up where he would have liked–such us life. So I’m going to step in! The first step in a linguistic analysis is […]

Arnon Kohavi September 29, 2017 0 Comments
How to Fail at GDELT (with maps)

How to Fail at GDELT (with maps)

How to Fail at GDELT (with maps) Mona Chalabi is at it again with GDELT in Nigeria!  Once again, I have to give her props for digging with both hands into one of the richest data sources in social science today, and once again her crude handling of the data has lead her far beyond the realms of reasonable […]