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 Technology, including Deep Learning / Neural Networks, straight from the research lab, able to automatically transcribe spoken language (e.g., from live broadcast or news video feeds on the internet) in several languages, translate transcripts and written text into English, recognise mentions of people, places, events, etc., determine how these entities relate to one another, and enter these reported facts into a factual knowledge base, facilitating fact checking (“Is there another source corroborating this story?”), researching background information, and an organisation’s own awareness of its own news reporting (“Have we reported on this elsewhere in our large, multilingual organisation?”).