The Multimedia Monitoring System (M3S) is a powerful translation and archival program of global media created by Raytheon BBN Technologies and hosted in the Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts. M3S provides in-time translation of global media including broadcasts, online newspapers, and social media. With its easy-to-use search interface and multiple diagnostic aids, the system also serves as a powerful archival tool of world media coverage of important global events.
English dominated media has taken the majority of research focus as it is often the most accessible to researchers, but does not account for 80% of the world’s media. A platform for examining cross linguistic and cultural divides that go unnoticed in English-only media, the M3S is an invaluable tool for exploring this insufficiently studied area of global media.
Texas A&M University is currently the only academic institution to host the M3S system.