Technology & Tools Track: Unlock hidden stories

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Guy Ronen of Google
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 10:15am
  • Location: Meyerland
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Backlight is a new Google tool for investigative journalists that helps unlock hidden stories in large collections of documents. It can comb through hundreds of thousands of uploaded documents — from PDFs to emails to hand-written notes — to identify people, places, organizations, as well as the topics mentioned within those documents. 

In this session we will introduce the tool, gather feedback from the audience, and provide early access to the tool.

This session is sponsored by the Knight Foundation. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

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