BBC collaboration to build multilingual media monitoring system

Keeping up to date with the latest news and trends is a key aspect of any organization with a global reach and outlook. Language Technology Producer Susanne Weber explains the journey that led to a new partnership to investigate and create a new way to monitor this wealth of content.

BBC News Labs and R&D are partnering up with the University of Edinburgh, UCL, Deutsche Welle and others to build an automated media monitoring tool. We want to build an automated system that will not only monitor hundreds of international TV channels, radio stations, online articles and social media; this system will also be able to observe trends and detect news stories and events in several languages.

Research groups from across the globe are joining up to help build this platform; Priberam (Portugal), LETA (Latvia), Idiap (Switzerland) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute. The project SUMMA (Scalable Understanding of Multilingual Media) has been granted over €6 million by the EU as part of the Horizon 2020 project programme.

Source: BBC Blog, Susanne Weber, Language Technology Producer. Thursday 01 October 2015, 14:22

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