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Thumbs Up News

Thumbs Up News is a project that aims to scrape different news sources and use a sentiment analysis classifier to check if the headline of the article is a positive/neutral one or negative. If the article is negative we want to remove it from the list of articles to be shown on the website.


  • classifier - contains all the necessary code to train, safe and load both our sentiment analysis classifier and the category classifier.
  • scrapper - Using scrappy to scrape RSS feeds. We are running all the scraper spiders from within the script.
  • scripts - This is the folder that contains important scripts for the project. We run to push new RSS data into the backend. Note: Django server must be running otherwise you won't be able to call the api endpoint.
  • thumbsupnews_backend - Django backend. We are using a single app which is using Django Rest Framework to manage our db and api.
  • frontend - Nextjs frontend using tailwindcss and a lot of custom css rules. We are querying the rest api endpoint created by django backend, which means it needs to be working before we start the frontent.