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SYNC3

Project ID: 231854
Financé au titre de

Synergetic Content Creation and Communication

De 2009-04-01 à 2012-03-31, projet clôturé | SYNC3 Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 4 480 596

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 3 100 000

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Greece

Appel à propositions:

FP7-ICT-2007-3See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Structuring the blogsphere

The goal of SYNC3 is to create a framework for structuring, rendering more accessible and enabling collaborative creation of the extensive user-provided content that is located in personal blogs and refers to running news issues. The main obstacle for blogosphere content exploitation has been the difficulty to structure the disparate and vast information found in blog posts. On the other hand, news articles have a multitude of favourable characteristics that make their analysis easier. The pioneering concept of SYNC3 is that while the underlying semantics of news events is not studied, the news event is the most appropriate thematology atom for the task of associating user commentaries on news articles. SYNC3 can also derive relations between news events and connect them with blog post excerpts, while through sentiment analysis of these excerpts can derive user opinions that are associated to news events. The final product which combines news events and their relations and users and their opinions is the SYNC3 graph of the commentaries of blog users on current news. The graph is presented to the user through an intuitive interface which also enables the user to re-use the now structured content attached to the graph and create content collaboratively.

SYNC3 target is to apply the news domain structure derived from well-organised news portals to the unstructured domain of news comments in the blogosphere.  To achieve this, novel approaches are proposed in each of the research areas of the project advancing the State of the Art in each area and producing a number of software modules which will be integrated in a common platform that will operate as a news aggregation tool. This tool will be organizing content coming both from news portals and blogs and will allow the creation of more user generated content either by authoring new material or re-organising the links structured by SYNC3 into user generated storylines.

SYNC3 results will be immediately applicable in areas like news aggregation, blog search and aggregation, or blog community formation, to mention a few. Besides that, any application that needs automatic generation of categorization and/or transfer of categorization from a more structured to a less structured information source is likely to benefit. Therefore the potential user groups of the resulting system are:
• the wide public interested in consuming news content
• citizen journalists interested in re-organizing the news content into new storylines
• news producing organizations either with (e.g. news agencies) or without profit (e.g. news aggregators) interested in adopting  tool which will organize their news content and link it with content and opinions coming from the open blogosphere

Objectif

The goal of SYNC3 is to create a framework for structuring, rendering more accessible and enabling collaborative creation of the extensive user-provided content that is located in personal blogs and refers to running news issues. The main obstacle for blogosphere content exploitation has been the difficulty to structure the disparate and vast information found in blog posts. On the other hand, news articles have a multitude of favorable characteristics that make their analysis easier. Some of these features are the synchronization of publication of the same story, the finite repertory of information in the "current news" domain, the use of the same lingo, indicative headings, etc. Since news articles and comments posted on blog posts that refer to news articles share the same thematology, SYNC3 follows the logical but unexplored path of deriving the thematology from the news articles and then applying it to the blogosphere domain. The thematology is formulated in the form of news events. The news event is the fundamental atom that constitutes the everyday news, and is defined as any coherent textual form which statistically exhibits consistency in the bulk of news articles. News events are determined by an innovative algorithm combining statistical and language processing. The pioneering concept of SYNC3 is that while the underlying semantics of news events is not studied, the news event is the most appropriate thematology atom for the task of associating user commentaries on news articles. Having partitioned the "current news" space in clearly defined atoms (i.e. news events), SYNC3 has a actually obtained a clear basis for reasoning on the domain. This becomes apparent considering the features that are now accesible. By processing in combination news articles and associated news events, SYNC3 can derive relations (temporal, causal, geographical) between news events.

Coordinateur

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 541 009


RIZAREIOU 10
15233 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Marylene Garnier
Tél.: +302106874300
Fax: +302106855564

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Participants

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 441 292


Welfengarten 1
30167 HANNOVER
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Thomas Risse
Tél.: +49 511 762 17764
Fax: +49 511 762 17779

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XEROX
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 413 478


33 RUE DES VANESSES IMMEUBLE EXELMANS
93420 VILLEPINTE
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Chritophe Mitenne
Tél.: +33(0)476615056
Fax: +33(0)476615199

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I SIEVE TECHNOLOGIES DIACHEIRISIS ILEKTRONIKIS PLIROFORIAS EPE
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 166 587


TERMA PATR GRIGORIOU KAI NEAPOLEOS
153 10 ATTIKI AGIA PARASKEVI ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Konstantinos Chandrinos
Tél.: +30 210 6549479
Fax: +30-210-6527539

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"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 532 502


END OF PATRIARCHOU GRIGORIOU E AND 27 NEAPOLEOS STREET
15341 AGIA PARASKEVI
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Stiliani Martaki
Tél.: +302106503292
Fax: +302106514117

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GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 143 433


GORDON HOUSE, BARROW STREET
4 DUBLIN
Ireland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Nikos Kryvossidis
Tél.: +44 20 7881 4786
Fax: +44 20 7881 4786

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STICHTING EUROPEAN JOURNALISM CENTRE
Netherlands

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 242 452


ORANJEPLEIN 106
6224 MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Activity type: Other
Contact administratif: Wilfried Ruetten
Tél.: +31-43-3254030
Fax: +31-43-3212626

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RUSSIAN NEWS & INFORMATION AGENCY RIA NOVOSTI
Russia

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 108 190


Zubovsky Boulevard
119021 MOSCOW
Russia
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Valery LEVCHENKO
Tél.: +7 903 969-1684
Fax: +74956373939

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 511 057


OLD COLLEGE, SOUTH BRIDGE
EH8 9YL EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Angela Noble
Tél.: +44 131 650 9024
Fax: +44 131 650 9023

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