PKU Law School — Using Media Dissector to Identify Trends in News Reporting

In advance of the 2015 annual report of the PRC Supreme People’s Court, Peking University Law School used Media Dissector to publish its own report about public perceptions of the court’s regulations, policies and rulings. Media Dissector used various text mining techniques to digest more than 30,000 mainstream news reports during 2014 and reconstructed the spread chains of the important events. Media Dissector summarized the ten topics of most interest, eight of which were also highlighted by the Supreme People’s Court in its report.