News Angler – Discovering Unexpected Connections in the News

How do we apply semantic technologies to publish news in different angles?


11. June.

Time: 10:00 - 10:45


News Angler is a project that uses new information and communication technologies to leverage big data and social media. The project’s purpose is to explore computer tools that can help journalists finding new and unexpected background information, angles and stories. Information is harvested from textual sources, such as social media, commercial news aggregators, and open reference sources.

A central technique is knowledge graphs and other so-called semantic technologies, which offer a standard form for representing information and knowledge. In this way, the collected information can be analysed, retrieved, and shared more easily and precisely in new ways. The project is a collaboration between Wolftech and the University of Bergen, and is supported by the Research Council of Norway. 

PS: This seminar will be held in English. 

Andreas L. Opdahl, professor in information Science, University of Bergen and project leader of News Angler. He received his Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1992. Opdahl is the author, co-author or co-editor of more than a hundred journal articles, book chapters, refereed archival conference papers and books. He is widely cited.

His research interests include ontologies, knowledge graphs, and other semantic technologies, enterprise and IS modelling, requirements determination and software security. He is a member of IFIP WG5.8 on Enterprise Interoperability and WG8.1 on Design and Evaluation of Information Systems. He serves regularly as a reviewer for premier international journals and on the program committees and as an organiser of the most renowned international conferences and workshops in his fields.

This event is part of the Media City Bergen Future Week on June 11-14.
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