Political event data—nominal or ordinal codes recording the interactions between international actors as reported in the open press — are a common type of information used in quantitative political research. Technological developments over the past two decades now allow this data to be automatically coded from machine-readable sources in near-real-time, which has dramatically decreased the cost of producing such data and increased the interest in applying it in a variety of domains, including commercial, policy and academic applications.
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Showing Refugees Some Love | geovisualist
The data comes from #GDELT (The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone). GDELT’s Global Knowledge Graph monitors media in 65 languages around the world and uses algorithms to measure the emotions and tone of the texts. The map shows results on the theme of “refugees” with a tone of greater than two. Tone is the most basic GDELT parameter, and measures how positive or negative a media article is. So, for example, this article about how churches in Kansas and Nebraska are ready to help refugees is included in the dataset.