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 hackathon on language technologies on 9-10 October in Bonn.

Upcoming SUMMA hack on language technologies on 9-10 October in Bonn. We will be addressing how cutting-edge language processing technology could transform (y)our newsroom. We have room for some more participants. To ensure a place, please register asap here

Meet us at KDD conference in London on Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Ulrich Germann from the University of Edinburgh and Peggy van der Kreeft from Deutsche Welle will present the SUMMA project at the KDD 2018 conference in London, the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. It will feature in the KDD Project Showcase Track, focusing on innovative projects, bringing together researchers in machine learning…

SUMMA user testing workshop held at Deutsche Welle

SUMMA  project is organising user testing workshops in Deutsche Welle Bonn and Berlin. There is an immense interest in the tool from various departments including various language sections, social media, distribution and TV. Most journalists think that the platform is useful for them. They can stay informed about the stories published by other language departments. Especially…

Presentation of SUMMA and joint poster session with news.bridge in EAMT in Alicante

Ulrich Germann, Peggy van der Kreeft and Hina Imran of SUMMA participated in the EAMT (European Association for Machine Translation) conference on May 29th, 2018 in Alicante, Spain. EAMT is a conference where researchers, developers and users interested in Machine Translation and translation tools come together to share their findings. Ulrich Germann Presented SUMMA at the…

Peggy van der Kreeft attends IRT SubTec1 Symposium in Munich

Peggy van der Kreeft from Deutsche Welle is attending the IRT SubTec1 Symposium on Subtitling Technology in Munich (24-25 May) to check out the latest developments in subtitling and captions. It is organized by the IRT, the Institute for Broadcasting Technology, providing technological support to (public) broadcasters. Speakers from the broadcasting and supporting services, including…

Join us for the second SUMMA User Group Meeting on 29 January in Madrid

The SUMMA consortium is organising its second user group meeting to show the progress made in the SUMMA media monitoring platform since the first user day held about six months ago.  This workshop will demonstrate our media monitoring platform and present some of the challenges to monitor news efficiently cross-lingually and solutions provided by the underlying…

SUMMA User Day II – Details and Agenda

SUMMA’s second user day, held on 29 January 2018 in Madrid, hosted by Priberam. The meeting is to be held in LASEDE COAM, Madrid and here is a preliminary agenda: 29 January 2018 10:00-10:30 Registration 10:30-10:45 Introduction to the workshop and the SUMMA project 10:45-11:15 Motivation and Vision for automated technologies at BBC Media Monitoring…

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…

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