The following is a basic outline of initials ideas about the direction of the project. They range from requirements, to technical and bussiness aspects that wont come up for a while.
High Level ideas:
- The tracking of a given news event over time.
- Identifying the topic.
- Looking at the event over different TV stations.
- Providing an interface for clients to be able to retrieve this information.
- Which stories to track
- How to get the events (automated or use human interaction)
- Distinguishing between new events and old events (i.e. same topic but different event, best example would be Iraq is it a new story on it or a continued story)
- Where will clients view this data and how will they access it.
- Where in the production cycle will this fit.
- Technologies to be used i.e. Language, tools to be used [Java, J2EE]
- Verson control (sub version)
- Database to use. [PostgreSql, MSQL]
- Mix of technical and theoretical components [How much of the thess should be about the theory that is being used, and how much should be about building the working system itself to be used by