News Aggregation System
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A News Aggregation System is an aggregation system (typically a web-based aggregation service) that solves a news aggregation task.
- AKA: Aggregator, News Aggregator, News Aggregation Website.
- It can range from being a Personalized News Aggregation System to being a Non-Personalized News Aggregation System.
- It can range from being a Social News Aggregation System to being a Non-social News Aggregation System.
- It can make use of a News Article Recommendation System (that solves a News Article Recommendation Task).
- See: Web Service, Web Portal.
- In general internet terms, a news aggregation website is a website where headlines are collected, usually manually, by the website owner.
- In computing, a feed aggregator, also known as a feed reader, news reader, rss reader or simply aggregator, is client software or a Web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a single location for easy viewing.”
- Examples of this sort of website are the Drudge Report, The Political Simpleton  and the Huffington Post. There are also websites like Google News, where aggregation is entirely automatic, using algorithms which carry out contextual analysis and group similar stories together.
- News aggregation websites started with sites like the Drudge Report, NewsNow, the Huffington Post, and Xtreme Open Source. Such websites differ from automated aggregation news sites by virtue of the selective process exercised at the human level.
- (Lerman, 2007) ⇒ Kristina Lerman. (2007). “Social Information Processing in News Aggregation.” In: IEEE Internet Computing, 11(6). doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.136.
- The social news aggregator Digg exploits social information processing for the purpose of document recommendation and rating.