“Riding the Trending Wave: Predicting Content Popularity”
Washington Post is looking for a real-time predictive tool and web dashboard to measure the virality potential of story ideas. The tool will anticipate which topics of their stories will be most popular and convey that information to editors. Needed features include opinion mining/sentiment analysis and analysis of historical and real-time data.
“The Making of a Trivia Machine: Generating News Trivia through NLP and ML”
Washington Post is focused on trivia games as a reader engagement strategy. The Post is looking to build a large base of questions to provide greater variety for trivia players. The project will develop an API that ingests articles to quickly extract correct answers and generate questions and incorrect answers.