Latest news and updates from November

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Here are the latest news and updates on the activities of SAIL LABS in November.

Previous Events

US Presidential Post-Election Webinar

Earlier this month, Mark Pfeiffer, Chief Visionary Officer of SAIL LABS and Dominika Betakova, political scientist and Marketing and Communications Specialist at SAIL LABS, recorded a webinar detailing the aftermath of the presidential elections in the USA.

Our team members discussed the election results, reasons why it took longer than usual to find out who the next USA President would be and what are the possible consequences of Donald Trump’s actions. The Questions & Answers session was joined by Professor Peter Cochrane, who speaks about falsehoods in the media.

If you would like to know more about the topic, you can watch the recording of SAIL LABS USA Presidential Post-Elections Webinar on our website.

You can watch the full video by clicking on the button below!


Upcoming Events

A cross-media approach for communication during crises

SAIL LABS Head of Research, Gerhard Backfried, will hold a presentation on the topic Towards a Cross-Media Approach for Communication During Crises. The talk takes place in the virtual workshop “Crisis Response – Language Tools to the Rescue”, on the 9th of December.

The event is an initiative of the European Language Resource Coordination, and intends to provide an overview on how language tools can help during crises such as the current corona crisis and how it can assist caregivers, victims and researchers in high-urgency situations.

You can find more about the workshop and Gerhard´s presentation on the European Commission’s website.


Meta-Forum 2020

SAIL LABS will participate in the second annual European Language Grid Conference Meta-Forum 2020 – Piloting the European Language Grid, which will take place virtually from the 1st to the 3rd of December.

Together with several European Language Technology (LT) companies, which will also present themselves during the session European Language Grid (ELG) and the European LT industry on the 3rd of December, SAIL will participate in the discussion about the specific needs, demands and wishes of the industry towards the ELG.

The ELG-project addresses the fragmentation of European LT by establishing the ELG as the primary platform for LT in Europe. It develops a scalable cloud platform, providing, in an easy-to-integrate way, access to hundreds of commercial and non-commercial LT for all European languages, including running tools and services as well as data sets and resources. The project was launched in January 2019 and will continue until June 2022.

SAIL participates in ELG in a variety of ways: as a provider of technologies and models, taking part in communication and dissemination activities and being responsible for innovation management within the project.

You can find more about the ELG project and the Meta-Forum 2020 on the ELG Website.

The ELG project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement № 825627 (ELG).


White Papers

OSINT is alive and well: What do the US elections, Ebola outbreaks in Africa and Brexit have in common?

With the rapid emergence of digital media, the consumption of traditional media is reported to be on a decline. Does this mean that we can disregard their relevance?

Dominika Betakova, SAIL LABS Marketing and Communications Specialist, discusses the consumption of media and the role of traditional media in today’s society illustrated through three events mentioned above.

Moreover, as OSINT needs to react swiftly to demands originating from the changing media landscape, the article also addresses OSINT’s future directions and upcoming challenges.

If you are interested in knowing more about OSINT in today´s world, you can download this white paper on our website.



Receive daily updates on the US Election’s aftermath!

Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States of America. The tight race for power between the ex-vice president and Donald Trump was witnessed by a massive global audience and media coverage.

As the aftermath of the latest US presidential election still mobilizes great attention, a vast amount of information in different languages and across multiple platforms are available for analysis.

SAIL LABS Fully Automated Quantitative Reports (FAQR) allow real-time updates which can be printed or shared electronically. Ultimately, it combines benefits from various possibilities of the system, such as multilingual and multimedia data from selected sources like TV, radio, web pages, RSS & feeds, internet videos, social media channels and press in more than 30 languages.

You can receive SAIL´s FAQR US Elections Report daily updated with the latest data on the topic, by requesting a 15-day trial on our website.


New Release

Coming soon: New Media Mining System 2020-1 Release

Coming soon: New Media Mining System 2020-1 Release

We are glad to inform you that the quality control testing of the newest additional features and improvements of our award-winning Media Mining System is almost done, and the 2020-1 Release will be announced soon!

In the meantime, you can read below a snippet of the upgrades and changes it will bring:

·       An upgraded server architecture including new microservice architecture, horizontal scalability, high-availability, etc.

·       Enhanced data collection including new tactical methods and its visualizations

·       Improved bot detection and an indication of a social media user’s account/post/comment’s age

·       Improvements covering full-text translation, high-quality videos, statistics, etc.


Find out more about the latest version of our system in our next newsletter!


Social Media TOP POSTS

In case you have missed our social media posts, you can find our three most popular tweets in November below!

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