Tag: document mining

by Jarrel Wade

In May, I published a story which described how the Tulsa Police Department in Oklahoma purchased millions of dollars of under-powered and under-tested computer hardware, resulting in a multitude of problems. Emails showed complaints from the field in which officers were unable to get basic police information about dangerous calls when they were en route […] more »

by Jonathan Stray

Reporting on an incident where private security contractors fired at civilians in Iraq is one thing, but reporting on all such incidents is something else entirely. That’s the situation we were faced with when, in reporting on the role of private security firms in Iraq, we wanted to analyze 4,500 pages of recently declassified material […] more »

by Jonathan Stray

The Overview project is an attempt to create a general-purpose document set exploration system for journalists. But that’s a pretty vague description. To focus the project, it’s important to have a set of test cases — real-world problems that we can use to evaluate our developing system. In many ways, the test cases define the […] more »