Last week the NewsReader team got together in Trento for a face-to-face meeting. During this meeting, we discussed the current state of the project and made detailed plans for the coming months. While a lot of things can be done through discussions via email and Skype, getting together every now and then and being able to look at each other’s screens and drawing things on the flip-over is super helpful  to get through some more complex issues and brainstorm about new ideas.

Some of the things we have in store for the coming few months:

  • Starting up the NLP pipeline to process  large amounts of documents and feed the KnowledgeStore
  • Annotating the first batch of NWR data for evaluation
  • First user evaluations with our baseline systems