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Synergetic Content Creation and Communication

Project description

Intelligent Content and Semantics 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

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 541 009
Administrative Contact
Marylene Garnier (Ms.)

Participants (8)

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 441 292
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Risse (Dr.)
XEROX
France
EU contribution
€ 413 478
Address
33 Rue Des Vanesses Immeuble Exelmans
93420 Villepinte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chritophe Mitenne (Mr.)
I SIEVE TECHNOLOGIES DIACHEIRISIS ILEKTRONIKIS PLIROFORIAS EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 166 587
Address
Terma Patr Grigoriou Kai Neapoleos
153 10 Attiki Agia Paraskevi Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Chandrinos (Mr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 532 502
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stiliani Martaki (Ms.)
GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 143 433
Address
Gordon House, Barrow Street
4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Kryvossidis (Mr.)
STICHTING EUROPEAN JOURNALISM CENTRE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 242 452
Address
Petrus Regoutplein 1 F 02
6211 XX Maastricht
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Wilfried Ruetten (Mr.)
RUSSIAN NEWS & INFORMATION AGENCY RIA NOVOSTI
Russia
EU contribution
€ 108 190
Address
Zubovsky Boulevard
119021 Moscow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valery LEVCHENKO (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 511 057
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)