The Journalist Decision Support System is a free scalable Twitter analytics platform allowing journalists to crawl Twitter for posts and find user generated content (UGC) relevant to verification tasks. Up to 19 journalists can use JDSS simultaneously, each interactively browsing …
One of the questions in the REVEAL project was how to encourage the user to create content? Especially in enterprise communities. The ARIS Community, the online community of Software AG for all topics related to Business Process Management was used as enterprise use case. To encourage users, a gamification concept was created and evaluated afterwards.
Vol. 5 in our series about REVEAL results is out. Here, the University of Koblenz outline what they have been up to over the past years. This ranges from topic modelling to user role analysis.
Part of the REVEAL work consisted of dealing with and researching the legal situation with regards to verification of user-generated content, the analysis of information residing in social networks, accessing respective APIs, making use of hosted content (e.g. for news reporting) and such like. It included shedding light on areas such as data protection, privacy, the “right to be forgotten” and much more. In this article of our “REVEAL Results series” we summarise work undertaken by CITIP at KUL Leuven in the legal domain, and point to respective resources.
In Volume 3 of our REVEAL Results series, we report about the work of IT Innovation. IT Inno, in short, were primarily active in geolocation work and developed the so-called “Journalist Decision Support System (JDSS).” Find out more in the article below.
Here’s the next article (Vol. 2) in our series about REVEAL results. In what follows NCSR’D-IIT (the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” – Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Athens) provide information about what they have achieved in the project. The focus of NCSR’D work was on community issues, stylometry and relation extraction.
The implications of the filter bubble are manifold and people in the field have been talking about the phenomenon for a while. Yet, this is the first time that a broad audience became aware that something unusual is happening. Recent events, such as Brexit and the US elections, indicate that filter bubbles can be particularly worrisome as they amplify misinformation, or what became the latest ‘hot topic’ – the fake news. It is now up to those concerned to decide how to respond. Finding a right solution, however, is not an easy task.