Zeitgeist - An intelligent RSS news aggregator
(C) Copyright 2009-2013 Daniel W. Dyer
Zeitgeist is a Java library for identifying common topics among a set of news
articles downloaded from RSS feeds. It groups and ranks related articles.
It is loosely based on the non-negative matrix factorisation example
presented in chapter 10 of Toby Segaran's Programming Collective Intelligence
Zeitgeist is licensed under the terms of the Apache Software Licence version
BUILDING FROM SOURCE
Zeitgeist is built using Apache Ant (http://ant.apache.org). Version 1.7.1
or later is required. To rebuild from scratch run the following command from
the project root directory:
ant clean dist
GENERATING HTML OUTPUT
Zeitgeist includes a basic HTML publisher for generating a page of news
headlines, complete with relevant images extracted from the feed articles.
This application can be run as follows:
java -jar zeitgeist-publisher-1.2.jar
By default this will look for a file called zeitgeist.properties in the
working directory. Alternatively, you can specify the path to some other
properties file as a command line argument.
To get good results you should aim to have at least 20 different feeds that
cover the same broad topics.