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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The freely accessible Europe Media Monitor (EMM) is a fully automatic system that analyses both traditional and social media. It gathers about 300,000 news articles per day in up to 70 languages, groups related items, categorises them into thousands of categories, extracts information, produces statistics and timelines, detects breaking news and sends out alerts. There is also a free EMM app for mobile devices.
EMM-NewsExplorer displays the main news items per calendar day separately for 21 languages and it shows which persons, organisations and countries were mentioned most in the news. NewsExplorer shows timelines visualising how certain stories have developed over time and it links the stories with the related news across all 21 languages and 210 language pairs. The system has been gathering historical information about entities (people, organisations and more) since 2004. Via interactive timelines and numerous hyperlinks, NewsExplorer allows to explore the news over time and across languages. You find more information on the application in the article Observing Trends in Automated Multilingual Media Analysis (2015) and in An Introduction to the Europe Media Monitor family of applications (2009).