Knowledge Builder

Introducing a new way to track and boost your knowledge on topics that matter to you.

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What is Knowledge Builder (KB)?

A new way for you to build knowledge on the topics you care about

Knowledge Builder (KB) uses innovative technology to measure how much of a topic you have covered and suggests the best articles for you to expand your knowledge.

How does KB help you?

Get up to speed on any topic and explore it in detail

KB will help you expand your knowledge by analysing every article published on the FT in the last year. As you read articles on a given topic, it will show your coverage of the topic through a personalised KB score and suggest your next best reads. Full coverage of any topic equals 1,000 KB points in that topic.

You can expect higher KB points for reading articles in smaller topics, with less coverage, and lower KB points for reading articles in higher coverage topics. KB will always guide you to the most knowledge-rich articles for you.

On any topic the more you read, the higher your score grows, giving you an instant visual cue for how much you have covered.

How does it work?

KB measures key themes within a topic and those yet to be discovered

KB measures your coverage of key themes within any topic. It quantifies your knowledge by evaluating how many of the key themes within that topic you have already covered. The technology focuses on estimating how well each article represents the full FT coverage of this this topic. It also measures how new the content of each article might be for each user.

KB’s twin focus on representation and novelty ensures you are first exposed to deep, explanatory articles providing topic fundamentals, and later to those most likely to tell you something new. Follow the KB recommendations to start your knowledge journey

Knowledge Builder is a collaboration with :CRUX, made possible by the Google Digital News Innovation Fund.

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