Tracedeck

A browser extension which allows users to pull in contextual information on news stories (related stories, information on people and organizations mentioned in the story) directly in an overlay. Users can also take notes and collaboratively comment on any web content through the extension.

This project showcases the potential that modern semantic technologies offer to enrich web content and to automate what would otherwise be tedious manual research.

This project originally started under the name Convene at HackZurich 2015, where we won the 2nd overall place. Along with our own news crawling and NLP, we integrated DBpedia to source knowledge on different entities in text. The extension itself was built for Chrome using React.

You can find my original pitch from HackZurich 2015 here.

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