Master Thesis: Event/Topic Detection and Tracking from German News (Glavaš, Ponzetto)

The goal of this thesis would be to organize news from German news outlets in such a way to detect events and salient topics in the news. The successful thesis would include implementing the following steps: (1) crawling news stories from several German news outlets, (2) implementing the algorithms for new event detection and recognizing news belonging to previously identified events, and (3) implement methods for analyzing events in terms of named entities (participants, location, time) and keywords/keyphrases, (4) a prototype system (user interface) that presents the trending events and their information to the end user.