Association for Computing Machinery
News data is one of the most abundant and familiar data sources. News data can be systematically utilized and explored by database, data mining and NLP information retrieval researchers to demonstrate to the general public the power of advanced information technology. In the authors view, news data contains rich, inter-related and multi-typed data objects, forming one or a set of gigantic, interconnected, heterogeneous information networks. Much knowledge can be derived and explored with such an information network if they systematically develop effective and scalable data-intensive information network analysis technologies.