Aggie is a real-time, user-generated content aggregation and analysis platform premised on the core principles of:
Technological neutrality: Support content from popular social media platforms along with media originating from purpose-built systems (namely those specific to election monitoring, crises, or conflict response).
Computer enabled expert analysis: Automated computer analysis augments and enhances expert human real-time reasoning and decision making.
Real-time response: Moving from online report aggregation to analysis, escalation and response within one hour.
Big data: Supporting up to 1,000 incoming reports per second.
Open source principles: Aggie is fully open source and welcomes contributions.
Achitecturally, Aggie has two modules; the backend server that crawls the internet to aggregate user generated content, and a front end client API that runs on a browser.