Analogical News Angles from Text Similarity

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11927)


The paper presents an algorithm providing creativity support to journalists. It suggests analogical transfer of news angles from reports written about different events than the one the journalist is working on. The problem is formulated as a matching problem, where news reports with similar wordings from two events are matched, and unmatched reports from previous cases are selected as candidates for a news angle transfer. The approach is based on document similarity measures for matching and selection of transferable candidates. The algorithm has been tested on a small data set and show that the concept may be viable, but needs more exploration and evaluation in journalistic practice.


Computational creativity Analogical reasoning Document similarity Journalism 



The News Angler project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s IKTPLUSS programme as project 275872.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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