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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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 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 –…

SUMMA attended Media Fast Forward 2016 at the VRT

Peggy van der Kreeft, from Deutsche Welle Innovation, represented SUMMA at the Media Fast Forward (MFF2016) event, organized by the VRT (Flemish Radio and Television company) in Brussels on 8 December 2016. Dieter Boen, VRT Innovation Manager, introduced the event and talked about VRT efforts on innovation collaboration and its tools, such as VRT Sandbox,…

University of Edinburgh developing attention-based NMT model called Nematus

Over the last two years, there has been a leap forward in machine translation research as deep learning methods, or neural networks, have been applied to translation. In September Google published a widely reported paper which claimed that for some types of content, neural machine translation (NMT) models were reaching human levels of performance. This…

Timeline extraction in SUMMA

What were the events involving Apple Inc. reported in the news last year? What were the main incidents related to Airbus A380? While it is possible to search for news stories about these entities on a news website, readers find it useful to have timelines reporting the key events for the entities that interest them.…

SUMMA at LT-Accelerate 2016

SUMMA is leading a session on Speech and Language Technologies for Media Processing at the upcoming LT-Accelerate 2016 meeting 21-22 November 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Europe’s premier event for social, text and speech technologies and their business applications.  LT-Innovate, the Language Technology Industry Association, is coordinating this event in conjunction with Alta Plana Corporation. Susanne Weber (BBC…

SUMMA presented at Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2016

    SUMMA was presented at the ninth edition of the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Deutsche Welle’s annual conference for media, with presentations, lively debates and high-profile speakers. Over 2000 guests attended the event, drawing policy makers, academics and journalists from over 100 countries. The main theme this year was “Media. Freedom. Values.” As…

LETA Wins AMR Parsing Trophy at SemEval 2016

LETA, as part of Team RIGA, wins the AMR PARSING 2016 trophy at SemEval 2016 SUMMA at SemEval-2016 competition on Meaning Representation Parsing SemEval-2016, the International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, was held June 16-17, 2016 at the NAACL HLT 2016 conference in San Diego, CA. SUMMA consortium partners UCL, University of Sheffield and LETA participated…

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