Big data, i.e the concept of thoroughly analyzing large data sets to find patterns and gain novel insights, isn’t just for IT geeks and corporate consultants anymore. It has also become increasingly important in public service media (PSM). Which is why the EBU is giving the topic extra attention and launched a “Big Data Initiative”.
DateThursday, April 5th, 2018
Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts. If you haven’t been living under a rock the last couple of years, you have probably heard media and tech people mention these buzzwords all the time. A hype is not a meaningful application, though. Here is our take: Blockchain technologies are by and large a new approach to databases or ledgers. Their most important aspect: The entries can be trusted, as they are virtually unalterable and everyone can check them. Hopefully.
DateTuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Making audiovisual/broadcasting content available in virtually any language – this is the goal of news.bridge, yet another human language technology (HLT) undertaking of ours that was kicked off in late January.
DateTuesday, February 20th, 2018
DateWednesday, February 7th, 2018
Another year in the world of digital media research and news innovation is coming to an end — and those of us still at the office decided to look back on personal highlights. Here’s what seemed important in 2017.
DateThursday, December 28th, 2017
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DW Research and Cooperation Projects team wins prize for “Best Editorial Tool” at BBC SUMMA newsHACK
The latest installment of the BBC newsHACK, held in London on November 22nd and 23rd, saw DW innovation team members Hina Imran and Olga Kisselmann win a prize in the category “Best Editorial Tool”. They had developed a very useful Slackbot for SUMMA data.
DateThursday, December 7th, 2017
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been focusing on ICT applications to support human rights work for some time. Over the past years, the office undertook a number of initiatives and activities in partnership with experts and relevant organizations in this area. Throughout, it became obvious that there is a clear need for human rights investigators to be equipped with special digital tools: Tools that allow for the collection, storing, analysis, tagging and browsing of digital images in order to detect and document human rights violations.
DateTuesday, December 5th, 2017
? We tell you what you want, What you really, really want ?
Maybe you don’t like Girly Pop Music from the 90s, not everyone does. But how should we have known without knowing you, our audience?
This question is at the core of a new project we have just started: CPN – Content Personalisation Network.
DateTuesday, November 28th, 2017
The Research and Cooperation Projects team at DW is delighted to announce that Amnesty International will be the first external customer of Truly Media, our collaborative verification platform developed together with Athens Technology Center (ATC).
DateThursday, November 23rd, 2017
After 15 months of development, with around 15 people involved and about 15 organizations testing it and providing feedback, Truly Media is finally entering the commercial market. The Google DNI project, formerly known as Verify Media and carried about by DW’s Research & Cooperations Projects (DW Innovation) and ATC’s iLab, has come to a successful end. The result of all this effort is a commercial verification platform that allows journalists to aggregate and verify User-Generated-Content (UGC) in real-time. A key asset: all this can be done collaboratively.
DateThursday, November 2nd, 2017