Rss Clustering presented at Notacon 2

by Jose Nazario,

Tags: Security

Summary : The rapid growth of RSS feeds, both in production and in reading, has facilitated the consumption of information that has been part of the promise of the Internet for several years. One consequence of this is that many RSS users are unable to manage to use their feeds easily due to an overwhelming number of new stories that never ceases. For subjects like world news, many of these stories are redundant, adding a burden to the reader to sort out what stories they have already read. To deal with these twin problems of flooding and redundancy, a mechanism which uses both of these attributes has been developed. This system reduces the number of items to read and uses the overlapping information to divine interesting topics. a prototype system has been developed to gather, distill, and present world news and has been used by the author for over one and a half years with success.