Islander: A Real-Time News Monitoring and Analysis System

by   Chao-Wei Huang, et al.

With thousands of news articles from hundreds of sources distributed and shared every day, news consumption and information acquisition have been increasingly difficult for readers. Additionally, the content of news articles is becoming catchy or even inciting to attract readership, harming the accuracy of news reporting. We present Islander, an online news analyzing system. The system allows users to browse trending topics with articles from multiple sources and perspectives. We define several metrics as proxies for news quality, and develop algorithms for automatic estimation. The quality estimation results are delivered through a web interface to newsreaders for easy access to news and information. The website is publicly available at


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