A team of European researchers has developed the US Election 2020 Web Monitor, a freely available Web intelligence platform to analyze the public debate and track the candidates’ performance on the campaign trail. Its Elasticsearch-powered visual analytics dashboard is an advanced information exploration system to automatically identify opinion leaders, and to classify online coverage along multiple metadata dimensions - e.g., by topic or geographic location. The system is continuously updated with live content feeds, reflecting social perceptions and events that impact the coverage - for example the recent Capital riot and the upcoming Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
The presentation will include the underlying system architecture and content processing workflow, as well as a live demo to showcase the dashboard's interactive features. It will also discuss related applications such as success metrics for data-driven brand communication or predictive analytics to maximize the impact of campaigns and press releases.