Automated Gold Standard Report of World Events (AutoGSR)

Develop computational techniques to automate or semi-automate the identification, classification, and coding of significant societal events from news reports in local languages.

As a demonstrator of the techniques, the focus will be on the coding of ground truth data (hereinafter, referred to as the Gold Standard Report) for eight MENA (Middle East/North Africa) countries for four event types: Civil Unrest (CU + Widespread CU events) and Military Action and Non-State Actor (MANSA) events. These events will be coded from news articles gathered from 25 gold standard sources that report articles in English and Arabic.