Marko Grobelnik: Global Media Monitoring

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Dear Knowledge Engineers,

We are proud to host Marko Grobelnik, of the Jozef Stefan Institut, for our next meetup Thursday May 7th to talk about how knowledge engineering is necessary to understand what happens in the news across the globe. In particular, how machine learning, knowledge representation, and natural language processing come together in a real usable intelligent system.

Please find abstract and bio below: we look forward to seeing you on Thursday at Columbia University in the Davis auditorium of the CEPSR building.

A big thank you to Columbia University and its Institute of Data Science for contributing the space.



We will demonstrate applications of data analysis techniques to building an operational media monitoring system that involves a large number of data streams in multiple languages. The system comprises a Global Media Monitoring platform for (a) collecting media information from 300,000 news and social media sources, (b) performing linguistic and semantic processing in multiple languages, (c) forming events and event sequences, (d) streaming information about events in open data formats, (e) rich visualizations, and (f) search with complex queries for analysing global social dynamics. We will discuss the challenges and technical solutions.

Marko Grobelnik is an expert in the areas of analysis and knowledge discovery in large complex databases. In particular, the areas of expertise comprise: Machine Learning, Data Mining, Text Mining, Semantic Technologies, Network Analysis, and Complex Data Visualization. Marko collaborates with major European and US academic institutions and consults industries such as British Telecom, Microsoft Research, Nature, New York Times, Bloomberg, and Accenture. He is also W3C AC representative, CEO of the company Quintelligence and co-founder of the company Cycorp Europe. In the past years he organized series of workshops on at ACM KDD, NIPS, WWW, ESWC and ISWC conferences. Marko served as a program chair for European Machine Learning conference and for European Semantic Web Conference. Marko holds several patents, is a co-author of several books and got Slovenian “IT Person of the Year” award in 2009.