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Raising general awareness for an EU funded project

In research projects dissemination always has a low priority at the start and a high priority in the end of the project. But how do we raise the interest of a larger public for such complex technologies?

For Arcomem we disseminate the project in specialist target groups that understand what we are talking about but also raise general awareness on the necessity of archiving social media content. Why should we keep our copy of twitter and facebook? And how important is the user generated content that we find in social media?

The Innovation team has the skills and tools to write story lines, make story boards and produce animated movies. For Arcomem we have made the following movie, based on our media use case in the Arcomem project, raising awareness for the need of digital preservation of social media.

(Ruben Bouwmeester)

Date

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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Smart search in the social web

SocialSensor is about multimedia indexing and search in the Social Web. Content from social networks such as Twitter tweets are becoming increasingly important for news and infotainment purposes. For journalists, social media is often the only source of information in situations where other access is limited (e.g. Arab spring, conflict in Syria). But how can a journalist make sure not to miss any relevant information?

With regard to news, SocialSensor aims for developing a reliable news and trend detection algorithm. The system will identify key influentials in social networks and supports the verification of social media content.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner and contributes to news use case, validation and dissemination.



The project runs from Oct 2011 – Sep 2014

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Date

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Intelligent archive of the social web

ARCOMEM is about memory institutions such as archives, museums, and libraries in the age of the Social Web. Memory institutions are more important now than ever: as we face greater economic and environmental challenges we need our understanding of the past to help us navigate to a sustainable future.

Which contributions of the social web will stay available in the future and what will be preserved? And how will they be accessible and explorable for users? ARCOMEM creates tools which helps archivists to exploit the social web.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner and contributes to the broadcaster use case, dissemination and validation.

The project runs from Jan 2011 – Dec 2013

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Date

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Novel search methods in archives

AXES is about digital archives. Archives and libraries face great novel opportunities with modern computer technology. Connecting single items and creating relationships among audios, videos and images is a big step in the direction of an interconnected and semantic archive.

If only you would knew what’s in your archive! AXES develops technologies to help you do just that: to interact with audiovisual libraries, helping users to discover, browse, search and enrich archives. AXES technology such as face recognition and speech transcription will open up audiovisual digital libraries and increase their exposure to the European public.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner and contributes to news use cases, user validation and dissemination.

The project runs from Jan 2011 – Dec 2014

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Date

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Storage & service in the cloud

VISION Cloud focuses on innovative cloud storage. The explosion of personal and organisational digital data has been recognised as one of the most significant characteristics of the decade. Generated data is simply growing faster than we can store it!

The goal of VISION Cloud is to develop a cloud-based infrastructure to provide a scalable, flexible and dependable framework for storage services. It will be built on open standards and new technologies. VISION Cloud aims to show how workflows will be supported significantly in terms of productivity, quality, reliability and cost.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner and contributes to news use case, validation and dissemination.

The project runs from Oct 2010 – Sep 2013

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Date

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Exploiting social networks and social graphs

SocIoS unlocks the potential of social networks. Social networking sites contain an ever growing, increasingly relevant volume of multimedia content from ordinary users as well as professional sources. This mass of unstructured content is difficult to exploit – in terms of search, organisation, validation and recommendation.

How can businesses get easier access to social media content and related social graphs? SocIoS develops technology, which enables topical search across eight social networks, media item ranking/recommendation, event detection, social contact filtering, translation, sentiment analysis and IPR-handling. A journalism application provides these capabilities via a tailored user interface in order to support the process of topical journalistic research.

As a user partner Deutsche Welle developed a journalism scenario and related requirements, tested the resulting journalism application and conducted dissemination activities.

The project runs from Sep 2010 – Feb 2013

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Date

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Synchronising content in multilingual wikis

CoSyne is about wikis, about exchanging text among wikis in different languages. Wikipedia – as the most famous wiki – collects human knowledge in numerous languages and belongs to the top ten most frequented websites in the world. But article lengths differ in the various languages and some would not appear at all in certain languages. What if there would be a tool to translate changes automatically into various languages?

CoSyne develops tools that allow a combination of automated translation with synchronisation. This means it can compare two texts in different languages, and find and translate those parts that are not yet present in the other text. Beyond basic translation processes, CoSyne provides automated compilation, and includes a post-editing tool for finalisation.

Deutsche Welle is an application partner with a specific use case involving the Kalenderblatt program and contributes to user validation and dissemination.

The project runs from Mar 2010 – Feb 2013

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Date

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

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Improving Europeana

ASSETS is about finding content in Europeana, the European Digital Library. Europeana provides online access to more than 10 million digital objects such as books, paintings, photographs, videos and audios from – otherwise difficult to reach – museums and archives across Europe. Content in Europeana comes from over 2,000 different institutions.

In order to enhance the usability of Europeana ASSETS developed a range of supporting software services focusing on multimedia search, browsing and interfaces. The project also contributed new multimedia content for Europeana from over 9 European content providers.

Deutsche Welle was a content partner and contributed audio and video content items with adapted, extended and enriched metadata.

The project ran from Apr 2010 – Mar 2012

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Explore Europe’s television heritage

EUscreen is a unique showcase of Europe’s television heritage. Beforehand access to audiovisual archives, television in particular, remained fractured and scattered, due to a lack of interoperability both at the level of metadata and semantics.

EUscreen aimed at achieving a highly interoperable digitised collection of television material. It has been set up by a partnership of 34 partners from 19 European countries and has enormous impact in providing access to television heritage and it played an important role in the advancement of the European Digital Library.

Deutsche Welle was a content partner and contributed to validation and dissemination.

The project ran from Oct 2009 – Sep 2012

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Annotate multimedia content

CASAM was an annotation project. It aimed to simplify the task of machine and human produced semantic annotation of multimedia content. In contrast to clear text, information in multimedia content such as audio and video cannot be easily processed by machines. The project was motivated by the limitations of efforts to fully automate multimedia content annotation.

The goal of CASAM was to combine human and machine intelligence to maximize the performance and benefits in a semi-manual annotation scheme.

Deutsche Welle was a user partner and contributed to news use case, validation and dissemination.

The project ran from Apr 2008 – Mar 2011

Date

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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