Big Data – The Sentiment of the World Throughout History Through Wikipedia

The SGI Wikipedia Project

Kalev Leetaru turned to Wikipedia and together with SGI has created the first-ever historical mapping and exploration of the full text contents of the English-language edition of Wikipedia, in time and space, with visualizations of modern history captured in under a day.

See the positive or negative sentiments unfold through Wikipedia through space and time.  Each location is plotted against the date referenced and cross referenced when mentioned with other locations.  The sentiment of the reference is expressed from red to green to reflect negative to positive. All done using an SGI UV Shared Memory System.

Images courtesy of Kalev Leetaru.  Check out the SGI Wikipedia Project home page on Facebook.

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Roger Smith is an international, digital consultant and former British Council Director of Online Operations within the East Asia region. http://thedigitalconsultant.blogspot.com
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