NewsMelon update#2

I’ve currently worked 19hrs on this project, with an estimated 21% completion of the front-end. That sums for a 90hr front-end build time with 71hrs to go (considering the 56hr estimate from the previous post). I’ve been working on other projects, so I haven’t been able to put enough time to complete my 2-week stretch deadline.

However, I’ve set up the Express and Flask API’s and am currently using them to retrieve placeholder data for the story pages. Here’s what the story page looks like so far:


I’m using Newspaper to generate all of the information so far, with its built-in NLP capabilities to extract keywords and summarize the text. There was never really much of a design to begin with so I’m thinking about how to display the statistics and sentiment analysis information when I get to it.

The summary also won’t be a huge block of text in the final version, but a collection of helpful snippets from multiple news sources. On the right sidebar I’ve added an area for “Related,” which may imply some content recommendation in the future. I have no click data, so recommendation will most likely be NLP-similary based (or index news sites’ recommendations maybe?).


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