The Media Watch on Climate Change is a comprehensive and continuously updated knowledge repository on climate change and related environmental issues. The dashboard provides interactive means to access this repository, analyze stakeholder perceptions, and track emerging trends. It collects, filters, annotates and visualizes documents from a wide range of English, French and German online sources (news media, social networking platforms, Web sites of Fortune 1000 companies and environmental organizations).
Recently updated to the 2014-09 release of the webLyzard platform (Flying Gecko), the system is being developed as part of a series of research projects including DecarboNet, a three-year project funded in the European Union's 7th Framework Program.
The Climate Resilience Toolkit is a new decision support initiative that uses the semantic search capabilities of webLyzard to provide access to the most relevant online content across all agencies of the U.S. Global Change Research Program as well as regional climate science centers. The development of the Toolkit was led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has been using webLyzard’s Web intelligence technologies for more than six years.
How do international news media, blogs, the Fortune 1000 and environmental organizations tailor electronic content to fit their political agenda? To answer this question, the US Election 2008 Web Monitor processed hundreds of thousands of documents in weekly intervals. Estimates of attention and sentiment towards the presidential candidates complement keywords to indicate trends and identify topics associated with each candidate.
Platform and Application Overview
The following SlideShare presentation gives an overview of the webLyzard platform, including decision support and knowledge management applications based on external and/or internal data repositories.