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Medialab

Research & Development

The AFP Medialab is a multi-disciplinary team of journalists and engineers.

 

AFP Medialab, originally set up within a multimedia development department in the early 2000s, is exploring new paths in information structuration, management and visualisation to create more attractive and interactive content. 

 

AFP Medialab fosters innovative projects from the structuring of information (knowledge extraction, content annotation and semantic web) to new visualization systems (dynamic and geographically contextualized cartographies and mashups).

 

In addition to partnerships with innovative startups and innovative SMEs, AFP Medialab participates in several R&D projects with French or European funding.

 

Current projects

Since the 1st of January 2016, the Medialab is participating in the InVID project  (social media video content verification on social networks), funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 framework.

 

The Medialab also works in the ASRAEL project, on analysis and structuration of media events in information flows, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR).

 

InVID: web video verification

InVID develops a knowledge verification platform to detect emerging stories and assess the reliability of newsworthy video files and content spread via social media.

ASRAEL: datification of events

The ASRAEL project develops a media events search engine that a journalist can query filtering on events attributes like asking a set of documents on earthquakes in Asia of magnitude > 7. This project is using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and semantic web techniques.

 

 

The internal projects

AFP Transcriber: audio transcription

AFP Transcriber is an automatic speech analysis and audio transcription tool, allowing synchronization of text with video.

AFP 4W: interactive content generator

AFP 4W is a media event search engine and a generator of web pages, geographical mashups and interactive timelines.

Interactive HTML5 videos

Demo of an interactive video displaying different types of interactivity, like web sites, Twitter feeds and timelines.

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