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This plugin was built as part of a students research project at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Its purpose is to analyze news articles regarding the presented features. Based on this analysis, users should be supported in making an informed decision about reading the article in question or not.

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About News Scan plugin

This plugin was built as part of a students research project at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Its purpose is to analyze news articles regarding the presented features. Based on this analysis, users should be supported in making an informed decision about reading the article in question or not.

The participating contributors are: Piyush Aggarwal, Anusha Bangaru, Birte Högden, Neelu Madan, Farid Muradov, Ali Sahan, Claudia Schwenger and Kevin Vincentius. The project was supervised by Ahmet Aker of the Information Systems chair. For further information on the plugin, please contact Mr. Aker (aker[at]is.inf.uni-due.de).

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HowNews Scan plugin works?

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News ScanFeatures

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Source popularity

Source popularity measures how far reaching and influential the source is based on its domain name

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Article Popularity

Article Popularity measures the popularity of the article on Twitter,Google PageRank,Alexa Rank.

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Ease of Reading

Ease of Reading measures how easy it is to understand the article, especially for young or non-native speakers.

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Sentiment

Sentiment measures how opiniated the article is towards the topic (e.g. happy, amazing, bad, disgusting)

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Objectivity

Objectivity measures how well the article states clear facts without introducing bias or personal judgments.

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Political Bias

Bias predicts whether the article is biased towards the left / conservatism (0) or to the right / liberalism (100).

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News Scan is very easy to use.

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