Counting the numbers in the news

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Truth & Quantity by Gregor Hochmuth is what happens when you strip out all context from an NPR newscast and only look at the numbers.

Every day at 8am and 8pm, Truth & Quantity transcribes NPR’s hourly news update using speech recognition & natural language analysis. It then selects all plural nouns from the news script and generates two compilations: one for each month (going back to 2009) and another for various quantities, such as all instances of “7” or “100 million.”

Click on any number to get more of a sentence.

Good stuff. Find out more here.

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