Welcome to ConText

ConText stands for Connections and Texts. This is our short way of saying that ConText supports a) the construction of network data from natural language text data, a process also known as relation extraction and b) the joint analysis of text data and network data.


  • Alumnus: Sean Wilner (PhD., Informatics, UIUC)


  • Sponsors:
    • FORD Foundation, grant No. 0125-6162. & No. 0145-0558
    • Center for Investigative Reporting, grant No. 2014-01967
    • additional gift support from Social Media Research Foundation, Peace is Loud, Shoot First, Hummingbird Pictures, VM People, and Robert Stone Productions