Despoina Chalvatzi

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Guilty or Innocent | Are journalists part of the political story rather than its narrators?
To whom are they accountable?

Free entrance - Registration

On Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:00 pmOikomedia and The Caravan's Journal, invite you to Impact Hub Athens (Karaiskaki 28, 10554 Athens) for an event to answer: Are journalists part of the political story rather than its narrators?

The central idea evolves around what we consider "public interest" and with this Mock Trial, show that we promote the idea of a stronger engagement of the media with the public to whom journalists "should" be accountable. In the current political climate, with lots of media distrust in many western democracies, journalists are seen as part of the political story rather than simply its narrators.


Serge Schmemann
Member of the editorial board
The New York Times

Raphael Minder
The New York Times correspondent
in Spain and Portugal

Ann-Katrin Müller
Editor of the German magazine
Der Spiegel


Elina Makri, journalist and Oikomedia co-founder 
Coen van de Ven, journalist of the The Caravan's Journal

The discussion will be held in English

Free entrance

Registration: 11.30 a.m.
Light lunch will follow the discussion.

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018

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Monday, 02 July 2018

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Friday, 20 April 2018

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Just before the end of 2017 we installed at the Special Elementary School for the Blind in Kallithea, our application: ICStudy, ehich allows to students with limited vision to see what it is written on the board and read their electronic books. Basically, to participate in class!

We discussed about the pilot and the future improvements. We want to thank one more time KEAT (Special Elementary School for the Blind in Kallithea) that gives us the chance to achieve this goal: accessible education for all!

Friday, 20 April 2018

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

SciFY created a new software component for text and data mining, VineSum, addressed to developers who want to build applications in the area of agriculture & biodiversity. This innovative tool is part of the OpenMinTed infrastructure and it is ideal for researchers, consumer behaviour analysts, wine distributors, etc.

What is OpenMinTed?

OpenMinTed is an Open Mining Infrastructure for Text & Data that in the beginning of 2018 was searching for innovative applications and systems such as: new text mining, text analytics, or information extraction components and ready-to-use applications.

In this context SciFY joined the call and created VineSum. But what is VineSum?

What is VineSum?

VineSum is an open source executable software component that, given a collection of documents, it:

  1. Recognizes named entities (Named Entity Recognition), identifying four entity types:
    1. Vine varieties
    2. Persons
    3. Locations
    4. Dates
  2. Clusters documents into events, related to wine varieties but also to events.
  3. Exploits named entity recognition components, especially evolved to facilitate the use case.

VineSum’s main objective is to serve as a software component that is being offered to end-users in order to build applications in the area of agriculture & biodiversity. But how VineSum can be used?

How you can use VineSum?

Via the OpenMinTed platform, a user that doesn’t have programming experience or  specialized knowledge on natural language processing and data mining algorithms, can:

  1. Select a set of documents (corpus)
  2. Select the VineSum component
  3. Select any other components from the platform that may be needed
  4. Run an analysis pipeline via the OpenMinTed platform and use the output in order to categorize/summarize the information and/or discover any hidden or new knowledge.

So there you are: a free and innovative software tool for analyzing texts and data on your fingertips.

In the next few weeks we will share a tutorial for using VineSum. In the meantime check the VineSum’s source code here and stay tuned for more.



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