SUMMA User Day II - Details and Agenda

Time Session Led By
10.00-10.30 Registration
10.30-10.45 Introduction to the workshop and the SUMMA project Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh, SUMMA Coordinator and Carlos Amaral, Priberam
10.45-11.15 Motivation and Vision for automated technologies at BBC Media Monitoring Judy King, BBC Monitoring SUMMA Product Owner
11.15-11.30 Media monitoring at Deutsche Welle Peggy van der Kreeft, Deutsche Welle, Innovation Manager
11.30-12.00 Demo of SUMMA Platform Guntis Barzdins, LETA Latvian Information Agency and Sebastião Miranda, Priberam
12.00-12.40 Technical talks:

  • Speech recognition
  • Machine translation
  • Content Enrichment
  • Fact Checking
  • Steve Renals (University of Edinburgh)
  • Ulrich Germann (University of Edinburgh)
  • Sebastião Miranda (Priberam)
  • Andreas Vlachos (USFD)
12.40-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15:00 Technical posters, Coffee & Cookies: What are the challenges?

  • Speech Recognition (Ondrej Klejch, Edinburgh)
  • Punctuation (Phil Garner, Idiap)
  • Machine Translation (Alexandra Birch, Edinburgh)
  • Storyline Clustering and Topic Detection (Sebastião Miranda, Priberam)
  • Entity Tagging and Linking (David Nogueira, Priberam)
  • Knowledge Base Construction (Sebastien Riedel, Jeff Mitchell, UCL)
  • Fact Checking (Andreas Vlachos, USFD)
  • Story-level Semantic Parsing (Marco Damonte, Edinburgh)
  • Story Highlight Generation (Pedro Balage, Priberam)
  • SUMMA Platform (Guntis Barzdins, LETA)
  • Data Gathering (David Sheppey, BBC)
15.00-15.45 Panel discussion/Feedback session


Topic: How speech and language technologies will impact media industry and feedback on what directions SUMMA should be heading in.

Moderator: Alexandra Birch (University of Edinburgh)
15.45-16.00 Wrap Up Steve Renals