The GKG Network Visualizer allows you to rapidly construct network diagrams from the GDELT Global Knowledge Graph (GKG), creating interactive browser-based network displays, "centrality" and "influencer" rankings, and even .GEXF files for more sophisticated analysis and visualization using the free open source Gephi suite. No programming or technical skills are required - you simply specify a set of person or organization names, locations, or Global Knowledge Graph Themes, along with an optional date range, and the system will automatically search the entire Global Knowledge Graph for all matching entries and construct a network diagram matching your search criteria. Your results will be emailed to you when complete, usually within 10 minutes, depending on server load and the time it takes to perform layout, centrality, and community analysis.
All GDELT Global Knowledge Graph records are scanned for your search parameters and a list of all people/organizations/locations/theme (depending on what you select below) is compiled as the nodes of the network and the number of times that any two names co-occur together is used as the strength of the connection between them. Thus this network diagram measures "media contextualization", or the degree to which the global news media refers to two names together over time.