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WeKnowIt

Project reference: 215453
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Emerging, collective intelligence for personal, organizational and social use

From 2008-04-01 to 2011-03-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 7 504 014

EU contribution:

EUR 5 367 909

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Novel techniques for generating different layers of intelligence

WeKnowIt aims to develop techniques for exploiting multiple layers of intelligence from user-contributed content, which together constitute Collective Intelligence. The project will provide technology able to support a paradigm shift, establishing a foundation for a new generation of services and tools supporting communities of users. The approach is built around different Intelligence Layers (Personal, Media, Mass, Social and Organisational) which address various aspects of user contributed and consumed content. The emphasis will be on integration and bridging (e.g. social and content dimensions) and the mobile and organisational – business aspects. WeKnowIt will demonstrate the wide applicability of its achievements through the elaboration on two distinct case studies: an Emergency response and a Consumers Social Group case study.

Objective

Due to advances in communications, mobile devices and Web technologies, it is nowadays easy for users and organizations to generate and share content, individually or within communities. However, such digital content rapidly reaches a mass that makes relevant information extremely complex and costly to handle. Yet, current applications do not fully support intelligent processing and management of such information. Thus, users fail to access it efficiently and cannot exploit the underlying knowledge.\nThe main objective of WeKnowIt is to develop novel techniques for exploiting multiple layers of intelligence from user-contributed content, which together constitute Collective Intelligence, a form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition among many individuals, and that seemingly has a mind of its own. To this end, input from various sources is analysed and combined: from digital content items and contextual information (Media Intelligence), massive user feedback (Mass Intelligence), and users social interaction (Social Intelligence) so as to benefit end-users (Personal Intelligence) and organizations (Organisational Intelligence).\nThe automatic generation of Collective Intelligence constitutes a departure from traditional methods for information sharing, since for example, semantic analysis has to fuse information from both the content itself and the social context, while at the same time the social dynamics have to be taken into account. Such intelligence provides added-value to the available content and renders existing procedures and workflows more efficient.\nWeKnowIt will demonstrate the wide applicability of its achievements through the elaboration on two distinct case studies: an Emergency Response and a Consumers Social Group case study. The two use cases pertain to different topics, target at a wide range of intended users and involve heterogeneous business models so that WeKnowIt achieves the highest possible social impact.

Related information

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
6TH KM CHARILAOU - THERMI ROAD
57001 THESSALONIKI
Greece
Administrative contact: Konstantinos Kiparissides
Tel.: +302310 498210
Fax: +302310498110
E-mail

Participants

Vysoke uceni technicke v Brne
Czech Republic
ANTONINSKA 548/1
601 90 BRNO
Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Sylva Otahalova
Tel.: +420 5 41141296
Fax: +420 5 41141290
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany
ISAAC-FULDA-ALLEE 3
55124 MAINZ
Germany
Administrative contact: Ute Lenz-Perscheid
Tel.: +492612872720
Fax: +492612872721
E-mail
Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
Germany
Kaiserstrasse
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Administrative contact: Andreas Geyer-Schulz
Tel.: +49 721 6088401
Fax: +49 721 6088403
E-mail
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
CALLE EMILIO VARGAS
28043 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: LUIS LOPEZ DE AYALA HIDALGO
Tel.: +34913374385
Fax: +34915103318
E-mail
YAHOO IBERIA SL
Spain
CALLE MARIA DE MOLINA 40 QUINTA
28006 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: N/A N/A
Tel.: +00 0 000000
E-mail
VODAFONE - PANAFON ANONYMI ELLINIKI ETAIREIA TILEPIKOINONION
Greece
ODOS TZAVELLA 1-3
152 31 CHALANDRI
Greece
Administrative contact: Yannis Markoulidakis
Tel.: +302106703143
Fax: +302106702090
E-mail
SOFTWARE MIND SA
Poland
UL BOCIANA 22A
31-231 KRAKOW
Poland
Administrative contact: Grzegorz Młynarczyk
Tel.: +48 122523400
Fax: +48 122523401
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
FIRTH COURT, WESTERN BANK
S10 2TN SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Gill Wells
Tel.: +44114 222 1434
Fax: +44114 222 1455
E-mail
SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
TOWN HALL
S1 1UJ SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Sheila Slingsby
Tel.: +44 144 2736911
Fax: +44 144 2759561
E-mail
Record Number: 85414 / Last updated on: 2014-11-10