Workplan

The project started in February 2016. The SUMMA project implementation is arranged in nine work packages and will operate over 36 months.

The SUMMA project implementation is arranged in nine work packages and will operate over 36 months. The project started in February 2016. 

Work package 1 is concerned with the development of the initial use cases (external and internal monitoring), the detailed user requirements, and the development of a third use case (data journalism). WP2 concerns data collection (both training data and large-scale streams of “as-live” data), data and metadata management, and the definition of an initial ontology. 

Work packages 3-4-5 are the main R&D work packages. Work package 3 focuses on shallow stream processing including speech recognition, machine translation, metadata extraction, and story clustering. Work package 4 deals with the extraction of entities and relations in order to automatically construct knowledge bases. Work package 5 is concerned with deep natural language understanding including semantic parsing, summarisation, and sentiment identification. 

Work package 6 takes care of the integration into the overall SUMMA platform, including backend and visualisation systems for the use cases. Work package 7 involves field testing and evaluation at the component level, at the platform level, and in prototype deployment at BBC, DW, and user group partners. 

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