Friday, September 28, 2007

Silobreaker "Truthiness" - Business as usual in Burma

As anti-government protestors continue to face off against riot policemen in Burma, many international oil companies seem to conduct their business as usual depsite mounting political pressure for a boycott against the Burmese regime.

The view 360 page for Myanmar/Burma in Silobreaker shows that most of the related companies to the country are oil companies. A closer look through Silobreaker's relationship network gives the following picture.

Just to explain. In the example above, Silobreaker auto-extracts, in real-time from thousands of articles about Burma, the most related companies in the energy sector - and displays them in the relationship network. By hovering over over the midpoint of any relationship the user can easily see the articles that explain the association.

Sounds complicated? Well, the equivalent manual research effort would be more or less impossible. Silobreaker offers this insight by a couple of clicks.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Issue by issue - what was said during Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University.

Get more from the news by using Silobreaker's relationship networks.

The screenshot below shows the 20 most related keyphrases from the news around Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University.

The user can simply hover with the mouse over the midpoint of any relationship to see the articles that explain the association and get an issue-by-issue breakdown of the news.

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The relationships or associations that Silobreaker extracts and visualizes are not pre-determined or manually configured in any way. Silobreaker deduces relationships between terms or entities statistically by computing several measurements, such as co-occurrences, text-proximity, spelling variations etc in the information flow. This enables Silobreaker to offer more insightful search results than just traditional lists of headlines (often too many) by showing people, companies, places, keyphrases, etc that are related or associated with the search results. This in turn enables the user to move away from linear analysis to multi-dimensional exploration and discovery.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Get a 360 degree view of today's stories

Silobreaker offers more insight faster by aggregating news, blogs, research, audio, video and other digital media content from proprietary, shared, user generated and open access sources around the world.

Take a look at our 360-degree search results for some of today's news events.


How is Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doing in New York? Click here

What's the latest in the race for the White House? Click here

Strike is in the air - UAW and GM talks break down Click here

Latest development in the Madeleine McCann disappearance Click here

Gordon Brown at the Labour Party conference Click here

Bluetongue Disease - another disaster for British farmers Click here

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Silobreaker "Truthiness" - Iran/Military Action

The arrival of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York and the controversy (amongst other things) surrounding his wish to visit Ground Zero and give a speech at Columbia University are covered intensely by media and political commentators around the world. And although it feels like Iran and the US have been at each other's throats for as long as anyone can remember, a simple look in Silobreaker reveals that the topic of a potential military attack of Iran is currently getting more press coverage than possibly ever before.

Putting his New York visit in that context, one interpretation might be that while the US is stepping up its preparations for a possible invasion, Ahmadinejad goes behind enemy lines to launch a PR "blitzkrieg" in order to gain a first mover's advantage. Fascinating tactics if the whole situation wasn't so scary!

The chart shows the number of daily articles about Iran in the last four months filtered on the topic of "Military Action". Source: Silobreaker

Click here to see the full page in Silobreaker. You need to log in to be able to go back four months (only the last 30 days if you don't log in). Registration is free - click on Login/Register button at the top of a page.

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Silobreaker in Sky News show

We know it's been quiet from us on the blog-front lately but watch this space as we will be providing "truthiness" reports and announcing a bunch of new features in the coming weeks and months.

Btw, followers of Silobreaker might have seen that we popped up in a press release from Sky News, who announced last week that Silobreaker will be one of two aggregators that the award-winning UK news channel will be using in a new show looking at the most popular stories, videos and debates on the web. The show, to be hosted by Martin Stanford, will air on Sky News TV channel on Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30pm (UK time) as well as being streamed on the Sky News website.

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