TAS News Reader

An intuitive text processing platform that enables users to collect, search, and process relevant online news content, such as articles and publications, thereby supporting press monitoring, news gathering, and the efficient management of thematic content.

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What is TAS News Reader?

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 comfortably 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
  • 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?

User interface

The intuitive user interface of TAS News Reader is available within the TAS 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.

Projects

After login, the list of projects available to the user is displayed. Projects can be created and modified by service admins. A project can be created by providing a name and an optional project description.
Project management in TAS News Reader

Selecting resources

New source can be added on the project edit page. Standard RSS feeds can be collected. A source can added by entering any name and specifying the RSS url. By adding a source, the collection starts automatically. In the opening interface, the resources can be managed in separate projects (e.g., by themes).
Adding new source in TAS News Reader

Opportunities in the application

Basic view

Upon entering a project, the search interface displays short previews of the textual content (news, articles) contained in the sources saved on the homepage,
which include the following:

  • title
  • lead
  • source
  • date of publication

Intelligent search

Complex searches can be performed among the articles using the search engine. The results list can be pre-filtered by selecting sources and further narrowed down by filters based on recognized entities (e.g., date or language). The compiled searches can be saved into a private or shared, project-level template, depending on whether one or more users are monitoring the news fitting 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.

News processing

On the interface, each item in the results list can be individually marked to indicate whether the content has been processed. In addition to indicating the processing status, a comment can be provided, visible to all participants of the project, thus facilitating easy group (multi-user) news processing and avoiding unnecessary
parallel work.

Advantages of the TAS News Reader

Using the TAS News Reader ensures that you will never miss out on the news and relevant internet content. Working with the collected articles and other publications – even in a group – has never been so simple. Additionally, the related services provide a truly intelligent search and management interface that allows for exceptionally efficient processing of the collected content.