Penelope at Databeers Brussels

Katrien Beuls (VUB AI Lab) gave a talk about opinion tracking in online news media at the latest Databeers event in Brussels. She introduced her work on close and distant reading techniques for text analysis and promoted the Penelope platform as an open-source community effort to join scraping, NLP and statistical services in a responsive web application that allows social scientists and media researchers to find patterns in large amounts of text, but also to get a deeper analysis of a selected text, in terms of its argumentation structure and links to external knowledge sources.