Thursday, October 23

Kleinberg launches new memetracker using Spinn3r

Kevin Burton from Spinn3r announced that Kleinberg's team at Cornell are launching a new memetracker. Check it out.

(Spinn3r also recently announced they were providing the data for the ICWSM data challenge.)


  1. Pretty--and interesting. Though I'm curious if / how they distinguish duplication from citation.

  2. Hey Daniel.

    Duplication can be detected by determining a somewhat arbitrary threshold for what you define as the limit of fair use.

    A few paragraphs at a time is probably fair followed by some sort of equal percentage of original text.

    This should probably fit into a probability model though since there's a bit of a spectrum from fair use to outright theft.