On December 17th 2019, we organized an EMBEDDIA Open Day event at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb.

The event was attended by students and researcher community members from FER and the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, as well as other professionals interested in EMBEDDIA and the research topics explored by the EMBEDDIA research partners.

We presented 8 demos displaying the work done within EMBEDDIA in the first year of the project. The event was a success, presenting an excellent opportunity for project presentation and interesting discussions for future work.

Below is a list of the demos and a gallery of photos from the event. Photo credit: Marko Pranjić.

  • Comment filtering & hate speech detection presented by Matthew Purver (QMUL) and Andraž Pelicon (JSI)
  • Named entity recognition presented by José Moreno (ULR)
  • Natural language generation use case presented by Hannu Toivonen (UH-CS) and Lidia Pivovarova (UH-CS)
  • Semantic shift and diachronic news analysis presented by Matej Martinc (JSI)
  • Cross-lingual analogy presented by Marko Robnik-Šikonja (UL-CS) and Matej Ulčar (UL-CS)
  • MediaAssistant presented by Silver Traat (TEXTA)
  • ClowdFlows presented by Vid Podpečan (JSI) and Matej Martinc (JSI)
  • Presentation of the SemEval 2020 Task by Matthew Purver (QMUL) and Carlos Santos Armendariz (QMUL)

EMBEDDIA members visit to 24sata and Večernji list in Zagreb

On December 16th, 2019, members of the EMBEDDIA consortium visited the newsrooms of the two most popular newspapers in Croatia, 24sata and Večernji list.

The visit included a tour of the offices and discussions with the representatives of both newspapers. We discussed some of the hurdles the editors and the other employees face on a daily base. The visit was an excellent opportunity for members of the EMBEDDIA consortium to familiarize themselves with the processes in a newspaper. Researchers and editors explored possible artificial intelligence tasks addressing some of the challenges in the newsroom.