London: Media/Text Analytics Customer Event
On 19/09/2016 a dissemination event called “Language Technology Meets Social Media Conversation in the News” (see: www.meetup.com/textanalytics/events/233885011/) was held in central London at the British Computer Society. Invited were media professionals from various media organisations/media units across the UK and, in addition, members of the London Text Analytics meet up group. The event was organised by USFD and UESSEX (Kruschwitz). Presentations were made by project members from USFD (Gaizauskas, Hepple, Foster) and Websys (Poch) covering SENSEI work on summarisation and on the Brexit poll predictions. In addition, a lively round table discussion was held in which participants at the event as well as the presenters were able to share views on the current state of play with respect to user-generated content in the news as well as future directions. Around 35 people attended, including representatives from the traditional content-generating media organisations (Bloomberg, Telegraph Media Group), media monitoring, personalisation and analysis organizations (Signal Media, Watching America, Lumi News, eRevalue, etc.), management consultancy companies (A.T. Kearney), government (UK Government Digital Service) and universities (King's College London, University of Regina (Canada)).