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REVEALing hidden concepts in Social Media

Project description

Connected and Social media Revealing hidden concepts in social media.

The world of media and communication is currently experiencing enormous disruptions: from one-way communication and word of mouth exchanges, we have moved to bi- or multidirectional communication patterns. No longer can a selected few (e.g. media organisations and controllers of communication channels) act as gatekeepers, deciding what is communicated to whom and what not. Individuals now have the opportunity to access information directly from primary sources, through a channel we label ‘e-word of mouth’, or what we commonly call 'Social Media'.
A key problem is that it takes a lot of effort to distinguish useful information from the 'noise' (e.g. useless or misleading information). Finding relevant information is often tedious. This challenge has become the focus of various research efforts. Many concentrate on the automatic discovery of information by adapting semantic search and retrieval technologies to the particularities of Social Media content. REVEAL, however, aims to discover higher level concepts hidden within information. In Social Media we do not only have bare content; we also have interconnected sources. We have to deal with interactions between them, and we have many indicators about the context within which content is used, and interactions taking place. A core challenge is to decipher interactions of individuals in permanently changing constellations, and do so in real time. This is what we aim for!
We will reveal much more than bare content. Further to discovering what is being said, we will determine how trustworthy that information is. We will predict contributor impact and how much or to what extent all this affects reputation or influence. This allows us to automatically judge the quality and accuracy of content, and bring us to predicting future trends with greater accuracy.
We label all this Social Media modalities. The core of our work is to reveal hidden modalities for the benefit of a better understanding and utilisation of the Social Media world.


Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2013-10
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 425 029
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Thivaios (Mr.)

Participants (10)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 397 340
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karolien Mariën (Ms.)
DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 462 472
Address
Kurt Schumacher Strasse 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilfried Runde (Mr.)
SOFTWARE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 490 854
Address
Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Gruebel (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 556 867
Address
Rhabanusstrasse 3
55118 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ute Lenz-Perscheid (Ms.)
NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 302 507
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier AUDOUIN (Mr.)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 452 500
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stathis Dimakos (Mr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 470 243
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Euripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 533 575
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yiannis Kompatsiaris (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 546 700
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stine Wilhelmine Holm (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 529 913
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colin Upstill (Dr.)