Welcome to the 2018 SUMMA #newsHACK on Editorial Tools for Global News
In collaboration with Summa and Deutsche Welle, BBC News Labs and BBC Connected are inviting journalists, developers and designers to dream up new applications for cutting-edge language technologies in global newsrooms.
What is SUMMA?
Financed by the EU’s Horizon 2020 fund, Scalable Understanding of Multilingual MediA (Summa) is a pan-European project exploring how automation and algorithms can help journalists keep abreast of global news. After nearly three years of development, the team is close to completing a monitoring platform that allows journalists to make sense of the news as it breaks — no matter the language or format.
The Hack Brief
- Identify challenges that journalists, editors or producers face at your media organisation(s)
- Use at least one service provided by the SUMMA platform
- Present the ideas, prototypes and do demos!
The SUMMA platform’s API will be available to hack participants. The SUMMA platform will perform the following metadata enrichment operations:
|Translation to English||Runs only when a non-English language is detected|
|Named Entity Recognition||Tagging of recognised people, places, things, etc. in the text|
|Topic Detection||Tagging of topics covered by the text|
|Summarisation||A small number of sentences summarising the input text|
|Clustering||Associating stories that are “similar”|
The version of the platform available to participants will translate from the following languages into English.
Problems, suggestions, missing information?
Contact Andrew Secker via email: email@example.com or find him in person at the venue.