Meet us @ IBC 2015

Electronic Media & Entertainment

IBC 2015

When: 11 – 12 September 2015

Where: Amsterdam RAI – IBC Exhibition Halls and IBC Future Zone (Hall 8)

What is it?
The IBC Exhibition takes place from 11 – 15 September 2015 in Amsterdam with the IBC Conference running from 10 – 14 September. IBC is a key platform to meet with companies and people active in the international electronic media and entertainment industry. (more…)

Real-time Analysis and Processing of Heterogeneous News Streams with Big Data Technologies

News-Stream 3.0NEWS-STREAM 3.0 aims to develop editorial systems and tools within a Big-Data-Architecture. They support journalists in filtering out relevant information from heterogeneous data streams in a fast and reliable way. In addition, journalists are supported in reviewing and verifying filtered information and to categorise data according to context. Journalists will be able to process in near real-time highly dynamic, unstructured data streams from “open data” sources, sensors and social media. At the same time they can enrich this information with structured internal archive material, external knowledge bases and Linked-Open-Data. The News-Stream 3.0 system allows a fused perspective on diverse sources and enables multimodal, contextualised, real-time journalistic research.

The News-Stream 3.0 system provides media and news providers with relevant technologies, which ensure that the task of core journalism can be effectively conducted in a data driven media future.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner with two journalistic use cases: 1. Automatic filtering and aggregation of multiple sources, and 2. Computer Assisted Reporting. Other tasks are the provision of archive material and practical testing of the pilot system.

The project runs from November 2014 – December 2017.

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Big data meets Data Journalism – Don’t believe the hype!

Big Data is one of the most overused buzzwords in recent years. So it is about time to give it a reality check and distinguish hype from true value. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the World Newsmedia Network take on this challenge for the media industry organising a one-day conference headlined “Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Media” on May 8th, 2014 in London.

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