The KEDS project has moved to Penn State; the new site location is http://eventdata.psu.edu
The material at this URL is no longer being updated, but has the resources for the project as of fall, 2009. Please modify your links.
KEDS the uses automated coding of English-language news reports to generate political event data focusing on the Middle East, Balkans, and West Africa. These data are used in statistical early warning models to predict political change. The ten-year project is based in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas; it has been funded primarily by the U.S. National Science Foundation including grants SES-9410023, SES-0096086, SES-0455158 and SES-0527564. Additional support has been provided by the University of Kansas General Research Allocation Fund.
To find out more about the KEDS project, its goals, and its products please follow the links above, or if this is your first visit to our site, you may wish to start with the basics: