What I built:
Gatherscope was everyone’s Presidential Daily Brief, organizing and summarizing the world’s news so that busy readers could make sense of current events quickly. It was written mainly in Python and consisted of:
- Milli – content crawling service
- Sortinghat – content classification and clustering service
- Distillery – summarization service
Ultimately, there was an unsustainable gap between the cost of productionizing state-of-the-art (for the time) natural language processing in a news context and consumers’ willingness to pay for it.