I just submitted my application to the Knight News Challenge. My application is for money to bring the Memetracker and Content Recommendation Engine modules to production ready status. Memetracker, is of course, the module I wrote this past summer as part of Google Summer of Code.
I recently made my first alpha release of the Drupal Memetracker module. You can download it from the project page on the Drupal community site.
An screenshot from the latest code:
I'm very excited to announce that I've been accepted to participate in the Google Summer of Code program. I will be writing memetracking software that will enable anyone to set up a Google News or Techmeme like site on any topic. Do you want to develop a news site following economic news? You can with my software. Do you want a site that tracks the latest Facebook Application development news?
I propose to write two modules for Drupal as part of Google Summer of Code. One called memetracker and the other called machinelearningapi. The memetracker module will use algorithms in the machinelearningapi to intelligently filter and group content from designated content sources both internal and external. The module's purpose is to find and display to a community in real time the most interesting conversations and memes within the community as they emerge.