Penn CIS 400 - A Politics Mash Up (13 pages)

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A Politics Mash Up Inki Hong ikhong seas upenn edu Faculty Advisor Ben Taskar taskar cis upenn edu Abstract A mashup in the worldwide web is an application that collects data from multiple sources of information and presents them in a unique way This paper describes a mashup on politics that integrates both geographical and chronological dimensions regarding the 2008 presidential election of the United States of America Users of this mashup can browse through news articles poll results donations contributions and so forth arranged geographically over a time frame It helps users of the system to organize diverse pieces of information and facilitates geographical chronological interpretation which is not apparent and hidden behind the disorganized scene Related Work Most of the large market share portal sites have made some form of election section Yahoo has opened a democratic candidate mashup http debates news yahoo com which focuses on video interviews and poll results CNN http www cnn com ELECTION 2008 has a broad coverage of election related news Although these sites put together mixed form of contents such as video and message board they are still more of traditional portal sites than mashups in the way that these sites themselves are large producers of contents Some smaller sites such as 186kbps com have a politics website 2008 that integrates a large variety of political news sources such as Reuters USA Today and Yahoo News Only few of the articles however are groups together as meaningful categories Mashing up is used to collect more than one source but the website itself doesn t add additional value presenting them One attempt to link politics on Google Maps service can be found in a web post Sinreich 2007 and a website by Matthew Kane 2005 which tries to track political campaign contributions geographically This project focuses on both geographical and chronological interpretations A work by Veronis 2007 discusses correlation between of candidate citations



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