Mozilla World of Hack

Hackathon

SUMMER 2011

Overview

This project was developed during the 12-hour Mozilla World Of Hack hackathon event on Friday July 22, 2011. The general idea of the project was to search through the text of the Weekly World News (tabloid made famous by Bat Boy) to find patterns that would identify that particular “news” source. These patterns were then used to determine whether an input string was similar to the Weekly World News - in essence, a tabloid detection algorithm.

tags: project software data-science statistics NLP