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RENDER

Project ID: 257790
Funded under

Reflecting Knowledge Diversity

From 2010-10-01 to 2013-09-30, closed project | RENDER Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 432 086

EU contribution:

EUR 2 957 914

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

United in diversity
RENDER engages with the World Wide Web and its amazing diversity of information, opinions, viewpoints, mind sets and news. RENDER addresses the challenges of purposeful access, processing and management of these sheer amounts of data, whilst leveraging the diversity inherently unfolding through world wide-scale contribution and collaboration on the Web.
Diversity will be leveraged as a crucial source of innovation and creativity, whilst providing enhanced support for feasibly managing data at very large scale, and for designing novel algorithms that reflect diversity in the ways information is selected, ranked, aggregated, presented and used. RENDER’s information management solution shall scale to large amounts of data and hundreds of thousands of users, while reflecting on the plurality of points of views and opinions. This is demonstrated by high-profile case studies under the lead of Wikimedia Germany, Google Ireland and Telefonica I&D applying RENDER over real news, blog and data streams that produce millions of data items per day.
RENDER realizes a world in which information is acquired and shared in a fundamentally different manner than the consensual approach promoted by movements such as Web 2.0, and where communication and collaboration across the borders of social, cultural or professional communities are truly enabled via advanced Web technology, supporting one of the credos of European society: “United in diversity”.

Objective

The Web has proved to be an unprecedented success for facilitating the publication, use and exchange of information, at planetary scale, on virtually every topic, and representing an amazing diversity of opinions, viewpoints, mind sets and backgrounds. Its design principles and core technological components have lead to an unprecedented growth and mass collaboration. This trend is also finding increasing adoption in business environments. Nevertheless, the Web is also confronted with fundamental challenges with respect to the purposeful access, processing and management of these sheer amounts of information, whilst remaining true to its principles, and leveraging the diversity inherently unfolding through world wide scale collaboration.RENDER will engage with these challenges by developing methods, techniques, software and data sets that will leverage diversity as a crucial source of innovation and creativity, whilst providing enhanced support for feasibly managing data at very large scale, and for designing novel algorithms that reflect diversity in the ways information is selected, ranked, aggregated, presented and used. RENDER's information management solution will scale to very large amounts of data and hundreds of thousands of users, but also to a plurality of points of views and opinions. This will be demonstrated through the usage of realistic data sources with billions of items; through open source extensions to popular communication and collaboration platforms (MediaWiki, WordPress); and through three high-profile case studies.RENDER will help to realize a world where information is acquired and shared in a fundamentally different manner than the consensual approach promoted by movements such as Web 2.0, and where communication and collaboration across the borders of social, cultural or professional communities are truly enabled via advanced Web technology, supporting one of the credos of European society: "United in diversity".

Coordinator contact

Rudi STUDER, (Senior Research Associate, Project Leader)
Tel.: +49 721 608 43923
Fax: +49 721 608 46580
E-mail

Coordinator

Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 691 099


Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Rudi Studer
Tel.: +49 721 608 43923
Fax: +49 721 608 46580
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 423 786


INNRAIN 52
6020 INNSBRUCK
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Alice Carpentier
Tel.: +43 512 507 6484
Fax: +43 512 507 9872
E-mail
ONTOTEXT AD
Bulgaria

EU contribution: EUR 238 128


TSARIGRADSKO SHOSE 135
1784 SOFIA
Bulgaria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Silvia Karagova
Tel.: +35929746160
Fax: +35929753226
E-mail
WIKIMEDIA DEUTSCHLAND - GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG FREIEN WISSENS e.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 201 000


Eisenacherstrasse
10777 Berlin
Germany
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Mathias Schindler
Tel.: +49 551 2004610
Fax: +49 551 2004610
E-mail
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 328 626


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
Tel.: +34913374385
Fax: +34915103318
E-mail
GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 365 250


GORDON HOUSE, BARROW STREET
4 DUBLIN
Ireland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Enrique Alfonseca
Tel.: +41 555 555555
Fax: +41 555 555555
E-mail
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia

EU contribution: EUR 710 025


Jamova 39
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jadran Lenarcic
Tel.: +386 1 4773513
Fax: +386 1 2519385
E-mail
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