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FP7 SocialSensor

SocialSensor

Project ID: 287975
Funded under

Sensing User Generated Input for Improved Media Discovery and Experience

From 2011-10-01 to 2014-10-31, closed project | SocialSensor Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 9 100 568

EU contribution:

EUR 6 465 000

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Enhanced discovery, analysis, retrieval of newsworthy and high-quality content in social media sources to assist news, event professionals to improve the experience of news readers and event goers.

SocialSensor offers technologies for analyzing the activity in social networks with the goal of discovering trending and high-quality content, identifying influencers, sentiment around discussed topics, and establishing links between different online sources. In addition, the project creates new means of retrieving, delivering and presenting media content and information in easily digestible ways and in mobile settings.


The project leverages social networks and user-generated content in two use cases: news and large events. For news, SocialSensor helps journalists and editors quickly discover and validate newsworthy user-generated content and to better understand the trends and public sentiment. It also offers casual readers a serendipitous means of finding online news.

In the case of large events, SocialSensor enhances the experience of event goers with powerful mobile services and supports event organizers for grasping the pulse of their events and leveraging social content and interactions around it.

Objective

SocialSensor will develop a new framework for enabling real-time multimedia indexing and search in the Social Web. The project will move beyond conventional text-based indexing and retrieval models by mining and aggregating user inputs and content over multiple social networking sites. Social Indexing will incorporate information about the structure and activity of the users' social network directly into the multimedia analysis and search process. Furthermore, it will enhance the multimedia consumption experience by developing novel user-centric media visualization and browsing paradigms. For example, SocialSensor will analyse the dynamic and massive user contributions in order to extract unbiased trending topics and events and will use social connections for improved recommendations.
To achieve its objectives, SocialSensor introduces the concept of Dynamic Social COntainers (DySCOs), a new layer of online multimedia content organisation with particular emphasis on the real-time, social and contextual nature of content and information consumption. Through the proposed DySCO-centered media search, SocialSensor will integrate social content mining, search and intelligent presentation in a personalized, context and network-aware way, based on aggregation and indexing of both UGC and multimedia Web content.
The resulting multimedia search system will be showcased and evaluated in two use cases: (a) news, involving professional news editors, journalists and casual readers, benefiting from the improved capabilities of SocialSensor for discovering new interesting social content and integrating it in the news creation and delivery lifecycle, and (b) infotainment, providing new multimedia search tools and unique media consumption experiences to attendants of large events (e.g. festivals). Providing real-time social indexing capabilities for both of these use cases is expected to have a transformational impact on both sectors.

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 1 224 156


CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
57001 THERMI THESSALONIKI
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Tel.: +30 2311 257774
Fax: +30 2310 474128

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Participants

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 364 291


UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 65-67
9020 KLAGENFURT
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Hermann Hellwagner
Tel.: +4346327003612
Fax: +4346327003699

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UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 673 000


RHABANUSSTRASSE 3
55118 MAINZ
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Steffen Staab
Tel.: +49 261 287 2761
Fax: +49 261 287 2721

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DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 634 117


TRIPPSTADTER STRASSE 122
67663 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Walter Olthoff
Tel.: +49 631 205755000
Fax: +49 631 205755020

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DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 410 414


KURT SCHUMACHER STRASSE 3
53113 BONN
Germany
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Wilfried Runde
Tel.: +49 228 4292624
Fax: +49 228 4292670

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YAHOO IBERIA SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 583 234


CALLE MARIA DE MOLINA 40 QUINTA
28006 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Estefania Ricart
Tel.: +34931838827
Fax: +34931838901

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NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France

EU contribution: EUR 250 686


SITE NOKIA PARIS SACLAY, ROUTE DE VILLEJUST
91620 NOZAY
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Johann Daigremont
Tel.: +33130772756

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JCP-CONNECT
France

EU contribution: EUR 396 137


MAIL DE BOURGCHEVREUIL 9
35510 CESSON SEVIGNE
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Michèle WILMET
Tel.: +33290788583
Fax: +33299277782

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ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 469 855


RIZAREIOU 10
15233 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Marylene Garnier
Tel.: +30 2106874300
Fax: +30 2106855564

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IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 615 502


94 DERECH EM-HAMOSHAVOT
49527 PETACH TIKVA
Israel
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Guy Avzirov
Tel.: +97 248281144
Fax: +97 2 48296111

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CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 554 766


NORTHAMPTON SQUARE
EC1V0HB LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Claudia Kalay
Tel.: +44 20 7040 3038
Fax: +442070408975

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THE ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 288 842


GARTHDEE HOUSE GARTHDEE ROAD
AB10 7QB ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Carole Lindsay
Tel.: +44 1224 262692
Fax: +44 1224 263323

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