University of Maryland


NewsStand is an example application of a general framework to enable
people to search for information using a map query interface, where
the information results from monitoring the output of over 10,000 RSS
news sources and is available for retrieval within minutes of
The issues that arise in the design of a system like NewsStand,
including the identification of words that correspond to geographic
locations, are discussed, and examples are provided of its utility.
More details can be found in the video at http://vimeo.com/106352925 which
accompanies the “cover article’ of the October 2014 issue of the
Communications of the ACM about NewsStand which can be found at http://tinyurl.com/newsstand-cacm


Date: 2015-Jan-08     Time: 11:00:00     Room: DEI / Alameda / Informática II

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