Piek Vossen to present NewsReader @ CCCT Seminar

On Friday May 24, 2013 Piek Vossen will give a talk titled “Do big data hide or reveal stories? Processing large streams of news in the NewsReader project” at the Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT), University of Amsterdam.

The full programme can be found here, and this is the abstract of his talk:

Do big data hide or reveal stories? Processing large streams of news in the NewsReader project
Piek Vossen
Professor Computational Lexicology at VU University Amsterdam

The FP7 project NewsReader develops technology to process vast amounts of daily news stream to determine who did what when and where. The result is stored in a Knowledge Store that accumulates sequences of events, adding all new information to whatever has been stored in the past. Over time, this knowledge store captures complex histories such as the financial crisis as it has been told in the news. Since the system also captures the provenance of the information, it is possible to demonstrate different versions of such histories according to the different sources.

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