Using InfraNodus, you can visualize and analyze the content of any RSS feed.
RSS feed is an XML-like structured data, which is used by websites and news outlets to provide updates about their latest posts online. Usually it contains the name of the article, an excerpt, and some meta data like the name of the authors.
You can get the RSS feeds into InfraNodus and then visualize the content of an RSS feed as a graph where the nodes are the words and the connections are co-occurrences between them.
Network science algorithms are then applied to detect the most important nodes (words) and the topical clusters (topic modeling, main themes in a combination of RSS feeds). You will then be able to quickly understand what the content is about, what are the trending topics, and what are the gaps inside.
For example, here's a visualization of the news discourse on "china" and "renewable energy" search:
You can see on the text visualization graph the main concepts used in this text (e.g. "renewable, energy, china" but also — "wind", "solar", "development")
You can also see the main topics identified using the AI — Gas Pact, Sustainable Finance, Energy Plan, Solar Power — which shows that a lot of the discourse was on gas-related agreements and various financial schemes created to advance sustainable energy.
The next step is to remove the most obvious terms, such as "china", "renewable" and "energy" and to see what's hiding behind them:
As you can see, we have a gap between "renewable energy" cluster (e.g. "wind power" and "solar") and "investment consulting" — indicating that there may be an opportunity in exploring a connection between investment into wind and solar power in China.
This could be interesting for journalists who want to write relevant content or for consultants / researchers who study a certain market or field.
How to Create a Custom RSS Feed?
RSS feeds are usually provided by news sources themselves, but you can also use external tools such as RSSGround or Feedspot and construct your own RSS feeds based on a certain set of sources and search queries.
For instance, Feedspot has a tool called Brand Monitoring where you can set a search query and sources and then get the feed updated every hour delivering you the news on the topic of your interest.