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WeKnowIt

Project ID: 215453
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Emerging, collective intelligence for personal, organizational and social use

From 2008-04-01 to 2011-03-31, closed project | WeKnowIt Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 7 504 014

EU contribution:

EUR 5 367 909

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

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.
The 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).
The 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.
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. 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.

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 1 198 716


CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
57001 THERMI THESSALONIKI
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Konstantinos Kiparissides
Tel.: +302310 498210
Fax: +302310498110

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Participants

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 310 400


ANTONINSKA 548/1
601 90 BRNO STRED
Czech Republic
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Sylva Otahalova
Tel.: +420 5 41141296
Fax: +420 5 41141290

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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


KAISERSTRASSE 12
76131 KARLSRUHE
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Andreas Geyer-Schulz
Tel.: +49 721 6088401
Fax: +49 721 6088403

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UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 518 210


KAISERSTRASSE
76131 KARLSRUHE
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Andreas Geyer-Schulz
Tel.: +49 721 6088401
Fax: +49 721 6088403

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LYCOS EUROPE GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 100 736


CARL-BERTELSMANN STRASSE 29
33311 GÜTERSLOH
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Christian Maaß
Tel.: 49/52418071179
Fax: 49/52418071462

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UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 790 600


RHABANUSSTRASSE 3
55118 MAINZ
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ute Lenz-Perscheid
Tel.: +492612872720
Fax: +492612872721

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YAHOO IBERIA SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 200 000


CALLE MARIA DE MOLINA 40 QUINTA
28006 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: N/A N/A
Tel.: +00 0 000000

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TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 299 908


RONDA DE LA COMUNICACION S/N DISTRITO C EDIFICIO OESTE I
28050 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: LUIS LOPEZ DE AYALA HIDALGO
Tel.: +34913374385
Fax: +34915103318

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VODAFONE - PANAFON ANONYMI ELLINIKI ETAIREIA TILEPIKOINONION
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 104 575


ODOS TZAVELLA
15231 HALANDRI
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Yannis Markoulidakis
Tel.: +302106703143
Fax: +302106702090

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SOFTWARE MIND SA
Poland

EU contribution: EUR 682 679


UL. PROF MICHALA ZYCZKOWSKIEGO 20
31 864 KRAKOW
Poland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Grzegorz Młynarczyk
Tel.: +48 122523400
Fax: +48 122523401

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SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 267 750


TOWN HALL
S1 1UJ SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Sheila Slingsby
Tel.: +44 144 2736911
Fax: +44 144 2759561

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MOTOROLA LIMITED
Participation ended
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 0


JAYS CLOSE, VIABLES INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
RG22 4PD BASINGSTOKE HANTS
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Paola Hobson
Tel.: 44 1256 484643
Fax: 44 1256 484643

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 894 335


FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
S10 2TN SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Gill Wells
Tel.: +44114 222 1434
Fax: +44114 222 1455

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