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Overview is a free tool for investigative journalists, researchers, and other curious people to explore large sets of text documents -- anything from PDFs to tweets.…
Robin Good's insight:
Overview is a new free tool designed for investigative journalists and researchers interested in finding relevant information within large collections of text documents, from reports to social media tweets.
Overview greatly simplifies the task of analyzing, indexing and visualising large document collections in ways that can allow a journalist to identify relevant patterns and threads across thousands of different documents.
Overview is an open-source document mining system which allows you to upload thousands of documents either in PDF format, via theDocumentCloud or through a CSV spreadsheet file. These documents can be rapidly indexed, sorted and analyzed in order to present an organized visual overview of their contents.
"Whether you are a journalist starting with thousands of pages of government documents, a reasearcher facing a huge archive, or a social media analyst starting with 100,000 posts, Overview will organize your documents into topics and sub-topics, and then visualize them -- so you can find exactly what you're looking for, instantly count the number of documents in each topic, or tag entire topics for further work."
Free to use. Open-source.
Try it out now: https://www.overviewproject.org/ ;
Find out more: https://www.overviewproject.org/help ;
Step by step instructions: http://overview.ap.org/blog/2013/11/step-by-step-instructions-for-using-overview/ ;
Video overview: http://vimeo.com/71483614 ;
FAQ: http://overview.ap.org/faq ;
The team behind it: http://overview.ap.org/team/ ;
Overview is a project of The Associated Press, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight News Challenge.
Overview is the result of the work of Jonathan Strayand Jonas Karlsson
HT Kate Herzog
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Found A Cool Use for Scoop.it's new Newsletter feature. It is easy to create a content landing page and host it free with Google Drive.
2. Download as a Zip file. Open the Zip file.
3. Upload the HTML file to your Google drive into a public folder.
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5. Click on preview. Copy the URL that appears in the browser window:
Also works on DropBox.
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Robin Good: Meetingl is a free video conferencing tool that allows you to meet, talk and chat with up to eight people without having to download, install or configure any software.
Fully browser-based Meetingl works across PCs, Macs and mobile devices, and it is as simple to use as it gets. To start a session you simply click on "New Room" and instantly you are placed in a uniquely numbered room where you can invite your guests. You can share the URL of the meeting room by clicking on the "room number" that will appear on the lower left part of your interface.
Free to use.
Try it out now: http://meetingl.com/
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