SUMMA integrates stream-based media processing tools (including speech recognition and machine translation) with deep language understanding capabilities (including named entity relation extraction and semantic parsing), for open-source applications and implemented in use cases at the BBC and Deutsche Welle.

SUMMA is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action, running from 1st February 2016 to 31st January 2019.

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First SUMMA Hack Event on 21-22 November 2017 – London

The BBC is organising the first SUMMA hack event on the 21st and 22nd November in central London. The hack will centre on the use of the SUMMA platform to support data journalists. This may involve creating a new application for data journalism, a new visualisation of the SUMMA data to support a data-journalism use case, or similar.…

LETA Wins AMR Generation Trophy at SemEval 2017

LETA, as part of Team RIGOTRIO, has won the AMR GENERATION 2017 trophy at SemEval 2017, Task 9. SemEval-2017, the International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, was held August 3-4, 2017 at the ACL 2017 conference in Vancouver, Canada. SUMMA consortium partners University of Sheffield and LETA participated in the SemEval-2017 Task 9 on Meaning Represention Parsing and Generation.…

First SUMMA User Day Shows Potential

The SUMMA user day, held on 3rd July 2017 at BBC Monitoring in Caversham, turned out to be a big success. Representatives from over 30 external media organizations, media access companies, government and research laboratories, and the like took part in the user day.   After an introduction by coordinator Steve Renals from the University…

SUMMA with panel discussion at LTInnovate 2017

SUMMA will be actively contributing to the 6th Language Technology Industry Summit (LTInnovate 2017) in Brussels from 9-11 October.  The session will have a panel discussion with representatives from Deutsche Welle, the BBC, LETA and the University of Edinburgh. The different technologies applied in the SUMMA project, its anticipated use for the broadcasting world, in…

Join us at the first SUMMA User Day on 3 July

SUMMA is organising its first user day to show off its platform and discuss potential use.  The workshop will demonstrate our media monitoring platform and present the challenges and the solutions provided by the underlying technologies. The objective is to engage with people from industry who might be interested in SUMMA technologies and gather feedback from…

SUMMA Platform announced to be presented at EACL-2017

  On April 3, a press release was issued announcing SUMMA presenting the first prototype of its multi-lingual media monitoring platform on 6 April 2017 at the 2017 Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2017) in Valencia, Spain. It will be shown that the platform uses cutting-edge Natural Language Processing…

SUMMA Presents Localisation Technologies Showcase for Entertainment Industry

During a meeting from the European branch of MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance) and HITS (Hollywood IT Industry) in London, the SUMMA team organised a session on language technologies applied to videos for broadcast or film. Pressing topics in on localisation are addressed: Are the technologies useful for processing broadcast content and movies? Is…

SUMMA at Transcriptor Newshack

Several SUMMA team members attended the BBC News Labs Hackaton on text-to-speech technologies (#newsHACK – Transcriptor) in London on 31 January and 1 February 2017. As shown in the picture below, the SUMMA team comprised of two members of user partner Deutsche Welle, i.e. Andy Giefer and Peggy van der Kreeft, and Renars Liepins from…

SUMMA participates in European Parliament Language Technology Initiative

Peggy van der Kreeft from Deutsche Welle Innovation will represent SUMMA at an HLT (Human Language Technologies) workshop at the European Parliament in Brussels on 10 January 2017. The workshop, entitled “Language equality in the digital age towards a Human Language Project”, will contribute to put HLT on the European political agenda. SUMMA interests –…

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