Research and development efforts at the Joint Research Centre produced novel and unique software that gathers
reports from news portals world-wide in 60 languages, classifies the articles, analyses the news texts by extracting
information from them, aggregates the information, issues alerts and produces intuitive visual presentations of the
Breaking News and Live News of the Last Few Minutes / Hours. News classified according to subjects
Daily News Summary Analysis Across Languages and Over Time Information About People and Organisations
Real-Time News Analysis for Medical and Health-Related Topics Early Warning Alerts per Category and Country
User-driven Multilingual News Gathering and Aggregation
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a number of news aggregation and analysis systems to support EU institutions and Member State organisations. The three Web Portals NewsBrief, NewsExplorer and MedISys are publicly accessible and attract up to 1,2 Million hits per day. The system was initially developed as an in-house application for the European Commission’s Directorate General Communication (DG COMM) to enhance their manual media monitoring and press cutting services. Since then, EMM has become a crucial instrument in the daily work of almost all Commission services and many other public organisations. EMM is the news gathering engine behind a number of applications. EMM monitors the live web, i.e. the part of the web that has ever changing content, such as news sites, discussion sites and publications. All applications are developed, maintained and run by the JRC.
EUROPE MEDIA MONITOR
The public web application NewsBrief shows the hottest topics discussed during the last few minutes and hours across multiple news sources from around the world in 60 languages. Updated every ten minutes, the site groups related news, shows timelines and displays the biggest stories first.
News by subject
NewsBrief categorises all news into hundreds of customer-oriented subject domains and according to the countries mentioned in the articles. Users can opt to see only news falling into specific subjects or concerning countries of their choice.
Customising the view of the news and tools to produce newsletters
Users can customise their view of the news by filtering the news by language and by selecting specific news sources. Registered organisations can additionally use the Rapid News Service RNS to further filter the news and to produce their own newsletters by grouping news items and by dragging and dropping them in an easy-to-use interface. With a simple click, email or PDF versions can be sent to defined user groups.
Monitors over 10000 RSS feeds and HTML pages from 3750 key news portals world-wide plus 20 commercial news feeds and, for some applications, also specialist sites.
Retrieves over 150.000 reports per day in 60 languages.
Classifies all news according to hundreds of subjects and countries, Access on the web, via email and by RSS.
Runs 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.