A new version of the GIPO Tool was made publicly available on 1 July 2016.
Apart from the newly implemented functionalities including the dashboard and API, an improved version is available with new functions:
• A popup window entitled "Getting Started" http://observatory.giponet.org/# appears on top of the landing page, presenting the main features of the tool.
• Improvement of the filters: the English version has been revised and a new Spanish version of every filter has been added. There is a new column in the list of filters to inform the user about the language available http://observatory.giponet.org/filters . You can also check the specific pattern matching rule in every filter for all the available languages, for example: http://observatory.giponet.org/filters/accessible.
• Google Plus has been added as a new social media source type for the GIPO Tool. Similarly to Twitter, the GIPO Tool now collects items by doing a term-based search using Google+ API (https://developers.google.com/+/web/api/rest/). The list of terms currently used is shown in the source configuration page: http://observatory.giponet.org/sources/google-plus
• Web Crawling now includes document fetching (like PDF documents, etc.)
• The CLIFF-CLAVIN semantic component is up and running in the GIPO Tool. This new piece of software performs the automated annotation of named entities contained within the text of the items collected by the tool. In this sense it is similar to the OpenCalais service currently in use, but with a strong focus on Geoparsing. We expect an increase of countries, cities and regions among tags associated to new items.
• The dashboard has been fully translated into Spanish.
• Another new deliverable of the project is the first (draft) version of the Deployment Manual. This manual can be accessed and downloaded here: https://goo.gl/TgLCnW
• The GIPO Tool distribution is a collection of software components with a total size of around 2 GB. You can request a DVD copy of the software and we will deliver it in a sturdy package to the person or organisation and address specified.
Optionally, you can also ask for a copy of the bulk data populating the tool until the time of your request. However, this is not particularly necessary, as after installation the tool store is initially empty so on first run everything available will be collected by default.