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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
2.0 (
Zeitgeist is built using Apache Ant ( Version 1.7.1
or later is required. To rebuild from scratch run the following command from
the project root directory:
ant clean dist
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 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.