News Archives, Advanced Information Technologies and Human Rights: An Event Analysis for the Post WW II Era
News Archives, Advanced Information Technologies and Human Rights:
An Event Analysis for the Post WW II Era
This paper will report on an on-going, cutting edge approach to identifying and analyzing news reports of human rights related events, from a vast corpus of documents. This effort is an integral part of the Cline Center for Democracy's Societal Infrastructures and Development Project (http://www.clinecenter.uiuc.edu/research/SID/). The project draws on a global archive of over 30 million news reports in the post 1946 era, and is in the process of developing a classification scheme that can be used in conjunction with advanced automatic text classification algorithms to identify two classes of human rights events: Regard for Human Life; Respect for Human Rights.