What is TAS News Reader?
TAS News Reader is a service of the TAS Text Analytics System that enables the following workflows with the content of any web site possessing an RSS feed:
- data collection
- advanced search and
- cooperative, joint processing
What is TAS News Reader for?
The goal of developing TAS News Reader was to help users work conveniently with text contents of news sites, blogs or even forums that considered relevant. Data collection, the search process and joint processing are all available in one interface.
Who benefits from the service?
TAS News Reader is especially useful for all users for whom it is essential to collect, monitor and process the content of certain (even thematic) news sites. Processes that can feasible applying the service:
- press monitoring (media monitoring)
- news gathering (data collection)
- creation of news aggregator sites (news portals)
- social listening (web monitoring) for further processing such as sentiment analysis
- risk news monitoring (eg financial market information)
- security media monitoring (eg OSINT – Open Source Intelligence)
How does TAS News Reader work?
The intuitive user interface of TAS News Reader is available within the TAS Text Analytics platform, its appearance fits into the identity of the system, thus using more TAS services in parallel, the user always encounters a uniformed interface. Thanks to our software development experience, it is also possible to create a user interface with a unique appearance – identical to the customer’s corporate identity.
A new source with an optional name and the RSS url of the selected website can be easily added, thus automatically starting the collection of the given contents (news). In the opening interface, the resources can be managed in separate projects (eg by themes).
Entering the given project, short previews of the collected text contents (news, articles) from the previously chosen source are displayed in the search interface, which include the followings:
date of publication
The user can navigate to the original content by clicking on the highlighted title of the article.
Complex searches can be compiled and performed using the search engine. The list of results can be pre-filtered by selecting the sources and further narrowed by the filters. These filters can be the recognized entities (e.g. date or language). Compiled searches can be saved to a private or joint project-level template, depending on whether one or more users are managing the news that matches the saved search.
Intelligent search with extras
Extra features can be linked to the TAS News Reader.
TAS Data Collector solution makes it possible to collect text content from web sources that do not have an RSS feed, making it possible to be processed in the TAS News Reader interface as well.
TAS Thesaurus Manager is a special dictionary enables the user defining conceptual relations (synonyms, narrower and broader terms, typos) between expression thus the search process can be made even more sophisticated, as it is easier to find relevant contents.
TAS Search Log Analyzer can be used to analyze the searches performed in the search interface of TAS News Reader. The solution provides insight into the top or resultless search expressions and also helps the user in tracking search trends.
For each item in the results list that appears in the interface, the user can indicate separately whether the content has already been processed. In addition to the indication of processing, a comment can be added, which is visible to all participants in the given project, so that multi-user news processing can be easily implemented and the unnecessary duplication of work can be avoided.
Benefits of applying TAS News Reader
Using TAS News Reader is sure to keep the user up-to-date with news and relevant online contents. Working with collected articles and other publications, even in groups, has never been so easy. The intuitive multifunctional search interface and the related services provide a truly intelligent solution processing the news and further collected text contents by outstanding efficiency.