The OpenGenderTracking project aims to build software that assists with analyzing the gender balance of news content.


Our initial goal is to create a standalone service that accepts content and is able to provide metrics about its gender balance. The service will be extendable to allow different sources of content, and have a variety of metrics that will return the gender balance of the content provided.


OpenGenderTracker is a project by Irene Ros and Adam Hyland from Bocoup in collaboration with Nathan Matias of the MIT Center for Civic Media.

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