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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Deutsche Welle Slack Bot App Wins Best Journalistic App Prize at SUMMA Hackathon

The team representing Deutsche Welle (DW) at the SUMMA Hackathon in London on 21-22 November won the Hack prize for the best journalistic app with their Slack Bot app. Hina Imran, developer, and Olga Kisselmann, Innovation Manager, both from DW Research and Cooperation Projects, worked out an app to run data from the SUMMA platform…

Qatar Computing Team Wins SUMMA Hack “Best Audience Experience” Prize

Congratulations to Ahmed Ali, Yifan Zhang and Fahim Dalvi for winning the prize of the “Best Audience Experience” category at the news hack hosted by SUMMA and BBC in London on 21-22 November with their Video News Bot. Their bot aggregates a story and automatically creates a video summary at the end with relevant images, titles…

Great Results at Joint SUMMA – BBC News Labs Hackathon in London

The first SUMMA hack event took place in London on the 21st and 22nd November, jointly organised by SUMMA, BBC News Labs and BBC Connected Studio. The event was attended by around 50 participants in 11 teams from around Europe, and as far afield as Doha. The theme of the hack was data journalism and the participants…

University of Sheffield Addresses Fact Checking Technology at European Parliament Annual Lecture 2017

Follow the livestream of the talk by SUMMA’s Andreas Vlachos at the STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) Annual Lecture 2017 meeting of the European Parliament on “Media in the age of Artificial Intelligence” in Brussels on Tuesday 21 November. Andreas, from the University of Sheffield, is part of the panel on “Information in the Age of…

DW Demonstrates SUMMA at EBU Cloud Intelligence Seminar

The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) Cloud Intelligence Seminar (CIS) in Geneva on Tuesday 20 and 21 November addressed a range of interesting topics on AI in the cloud, in particular on media production through cloud services. The first day included an overview of the what, how and why of AI for media and the need…

European Public Broadcaster Editors Introduced to SUMMA Platform in Amsterdam

SUMMA was presented to the News Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in Amsterdam on 14 November, bringing news editors and directors from different European public broadcasters together. The meeting was hosted jointly by the EBU and the NPO, the Dutch public broadcaster. Members from all over Europe, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Zwitserland, Germany,…

SUMMA Features as Prime Language Project at ICT2017 Language Session

At the language-focused session at ICT2017, the European Commission 2017 ICT Proposers’ Days on 9-10 November, during which the details of the upcoming ICT calls for H2020 research and innovation projects were explained, SUMMA featured among the projects presented as good examples of major language-focused H2020 projects. The widely attended 2-day event in Budapest provided…

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.…

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