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2016 US Elections: PollyVote Predicts the Winner

The current US election is getting huge attention – as the potential candidates are more polarizing than ever before. The campaigns are public feuds, fought via all available social media channels.

But: what if we could predict, quite accurately, what the outcome of the election on November 8 will be? If all the guessing could be substituted by an objective view based on a sophisticated statistical model? This is what PollyVote does: the “evidence based election forecasting model” uses multiple predictions, aggregates the data and ultimately compute a prediction on who will win the election.

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Date

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – February 2016

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

Reads in Tweets Cover Images February 2016We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from January.

Date

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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Meet us @ CeBIT 2016

CeBIT 2016When: 15-17 March 2016

Where: Hannover Exhibition Grounds – Hall 6, Booth A34

What is it?
The annual CeBIT Exhibition in Hannover is a leading international event in the digital industry with a diverse combination of exhibitions, conferences, keynotes, corporate events and lounges. Big Data is one of ten topics in 2016, featuring major providers of Big Data products and services. This field will be relevant for many visitors interested in digital transformation. Research & Innovation is another large area at CeBIT this year: Hall 6 showcases both research in the IT sector and visionary developments, presented by research institutes and high tech companies.

Date

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

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EUscreenXL – unique historical footage

Are you interested in professionally produced footage of the past 100 years that mostly has not been published on the Internet before? Keen on accessing videos of historical events such as the fall of the Iron Curtain in the late 1980’s? Would you like to watch an interview with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper from 1969 about their movie Easy Rider?

EUscreenXL – unique historical footage

EUscreen – an Internet portal of European broadcasters and archives – is just the right thing for you.

Date

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – January 2016

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

Reads in Tweets Cover Images January 2016We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from January.

Date

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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Verification of Social Media Video Content for the News Industry

 

InVID logoInVID (In Video Veritas) aims to assist in and partly automate the verification of videos captured by eyewitnesses, also referred to as user-generated content. A main goal is to make such videos usable for news providers for inclusion in their daily editorial work by developing a platform that provides services and features that detect, authenticate and check the reliability and accuracy of newsworthy video files spread via social networks.

Date

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – December 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

Reads in Tweets Cover Images December 2015
We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from December.

Date

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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New Demo: Search in Text & Video

Find and explore content not only in text sources but also in audiovisual data. Several modes of visualising (“widgets”) let you approach topics in a new and innovative way. The first demonstrator of the EU project EUMSSI is now out for testing.

Collection of people related to the search term “fracking”

Collection of people related to the search term “fracking”

Date

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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Reads in Tweets – November 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

Reads-in-Tweets-Nov We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from November.

Date

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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[Hackathon] High Tech Storytelling: How to predict elections, using robot journalism?

Join us for a one day, virtual hackathon on December 17, 2015

Hackathon

Deutsche Welle Innovation aims to find out, based on a collaboration with Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich) and AX Semantics. The one day event will provide an opportunity for journalists, scientists and students to learn and play with the next wave of technologies usable in newsrooms. The day’s focus will be on prediction models and robot journalism, supported by design thinking as a method to develop impactful new offerings on digital platforms.

Date

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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