Past EU Projects

EURECA  aims at building an advanced, standard-based and scalable semantic integration environment in order to bridge the gap between clinical research and clinical care systems. The consortium consists of 17 partners, hospitals, universities and laboratories from 10 different countries.

Fupol  (Future Policy Modelling) aims at a completely new approach to traditional politics. Major innovations like multichannel social computing and crowd sourcing will change the way politicians communicate with citizens and enterprises and take decisions.. The FUPOL consortium consists of 17 partners from 9 countries.

Fusepool  refines and enriches raw data using common standards and provides tools for analyzing and visualizing data so that end users and other software receive timely, context-aware and relevant information whenever they need it - wherever they are. To ensure that data and results are of high quality, Fusepool combines the well-defined but error-prone (semantic) Web 3.0 with controlled supervision and the collaborative but often messy (social) Web 2.0.

GALATEAS   (Generalized Analysis of Logs for Automatic Translation and Episodic Analysis of Searches), a project that looks at users query logs analysis in different languages. GALATEAS users will be institutaions having digitalized content like digital libraries but also any content provider on the web (eg merchant site).

ORGANIC LINGUA  (Demonstrating the potential of a multilingual Web portal for Sustainable Agricultural & Environmental Education) is an automated multi-lingual service that aims to facilitate the usage, exploitation and extension of digital educational content related to Organic Agriculture and Agroecology.

PASCAL2  (Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning): PASCAL is developing the expertise and scientific results that will help create new technologies such as intelligent interfaces and adaptive cognitive systems. To achieve this, it supports and encourages collaboration between experts in Machine Learning, Statistics and Optimization. PASCAL enables Europe to capitalize on its strong research record in the area of principled adaptive systems design.

COST  (Computational Social Choice). Network that addresses the fundamental new challenges in the design and analysis of methods for collective decision making raised by recent technological advances in areas such as social networks, electronic commerce, webpage ranking, and e-governance.. It combines methods from Computer Science with insights from Economic Theory.  The scientific programme has four thematic areas: (1) voting and elections, (2) fair division, (3) information merging, and (4) matching mechanisms. .

TRANSLECTURES  - The transLectures objective is to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions to produce accurate transcriptions and translations in VideoLectures.NET, with generality across other Matterhorn-related repositories.

Europeana v1.0  is the successor network to the European Digital Library thematic network which created the EDL Foundation and the Europeana prototype. Stakeholders will be involved in Europeana and informed how they can contribute and access content. The work of Europeana v1.0 will include the development and implementation of all the necessary processes to create and run such an operation and a full scale business development operation to ensure a steady stream of content is made available.

SYNC3  - What users want: A powerful and simple tool to map the blogosphere. The SYNC3 project is managed by a consortium of companies and organisations with vast experience in semantic analysis, content generation, web-programming, design, and journalism.

EuropeanaConnect  is a project that will channel digital content from Europe's archives, libraries, museums, and audiovisual collections into The technical implementation of EuropeanaConnect will enable the development of an operational Europeana service by April 2011. Europeanna connect is a follow up of the big European initiative of digitizing content form more tha a hundred of European digital libraries. The goal of Europeanna connect is to offer technologies to search, analuyes retrieve etc, content from digitilised material.

EERQI  (European Educational Research Quality Indicators): The knowledge triangle - research, education and innovation - is a core factor in Europe‚Äôs efforts to meet the ambitious goal of becoming the "most dynamic competitive knowledge-based economy in the world". Educational research has been chosen as an example of research in socially and politically embedded fields within the humanities and social sciences. The goals of the EERQI project are to reinforce and enhance the worldwide visibility and competitiveness of European educational research.

SHAMAN  (Sustaining Heritage Access through Multivalent ArchiviNg): The SHAMAN Project is a Large Integrated Project co-financed by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Programme.
This project will develop and test a next generation digital preservation framework including tools for analysing, ingesting, managing, accessing and reusing information objects and data across libraries and archives.

SCOOP  - project aims at developing an innovative software application dealing with the complete process of search, acquisition, analysis and representation of online opinions.

PINVIEW  (Personal Information Navigator Through Viewing ): We develop new information retrieval principles needed for replacing or complementing explicit queries. The new techniques will be applied to construct prototypes of proactive information navigators, the next generation systems able to adapt to the user and her tacit information needs.

SMART  (Statistical Multilingual Analysis for Retrieval and Translation): A project that aims at developing natural and easy to use interfaces that communicate intelligently via several modalities or with multilingual capabilities. The project brings together leading research institutions in Statistical Learning, Machine Translation and Textual Information Access and builds up new and more effective statistical approaches.

CACAO  (Cross language Access to Catalogues And Online libraries): A project that offers an innovative approach for accessing, understanding and navigating multilingual textual content in digital libraries and Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs). The CACAO cross language platform will enable librarians to query in their own languages an online catalogue that encompasses the catalogues of all project partners.

CONVIVIO   (NoE): The Network for People-Centred Design of Interactive Systems.

LAVA : Learning for Adaptable Visual Assistants. May 2002 - April 2005

PASCAL  (Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and computational Learning): An FP6 Network of Excellence program which brings together research groups in Computational Learning, Statistics and Optimisation along with experts in application domains suitable to benefit from advances in those areas.

REVEAL THIS : Retrieval of Video and Language for The Home user in an Information Society; REVEAL THIS addresses a basic need underlying content organisation, filtering, consumption and enjoyment by developing content programming systems that will help European citizens keep up with the explosion of digital content scattered over different platforms (radio, TV, World Wide Web, etc), different media (speech, text, image, video) and different languages.

VIKEF: An advanced software framework for enabling the integrated development of semantic-based Information, Content, and Knowledge (ICK) management systems

TransType II : Computer Assisted Translation. March 2002 - February 2005

Thetis: Thetis focuses on the creation and localization of enhanced on-line pedagogical content for language learning in the tourism industry. December 2003 - December 2004

CONTACT: (Franco-Finnish PROACTIVE initiative): intelligent mobile systems and contextual services. February 2003 - Nov 2004

MILK: Multimedia Interaction for Learning & Knowing. January 2002 - July 2004

KerMIT : Kernel Methods for Images and Text. March 2001 - Feb 2004

MUCHMORE : Multilingual Concept Hierarchies for Medical Information Organisation and Retrieval. July 2000 - May 2003

PIE : Progress Instance Evolution. The investigation & demonstration of what "services" are needed to support human intensive processes that are typically long lived, distributed and always submitted to dynamic evolution to cope with real industrial and market pressure. February 1999 - July 2001

Campiello : enable people to interact and co-operate in building a new, richer sense of community based on exchange of knowledge sedimented over cultural resources. September 1997 - Aug 2000

COORDINA : Collaboration in assessing and improving the various models and languages, in order to advance the state-of-the-art. Also, put to the test the theoretical advances by studying test cases based on real applications. Aug 1997 - Aug 2000

EUROgatherer : Designing and implementing a system which provides a personalized information gathering service and is based on software agents. April 1998 - March 2000.

TMR : Training & Mobility of Researchers in Machine Learning.

TRINDI : Task-Oriented Instructional Dialogues between Man and Machine. Dialogues between humans and machines that enable the human to make choices in the performance of a certain task (task oriented instructional dialogues). Jan 1998 - Aug 200