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One of the primary targets of the SSIX project is sentiment analysis in the financial domain across multiple languages. Work is progressing on the English front, where a three-way validated sentiment gold standard has been developed and is currently being used to train the sentiment classifier. The work on English can rely on several available… » read more

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The Eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU called Horizon 2020 started in 2014. Approaching the halftime of the funding period, the Ministry for Economics of North Rhine-Westphalia has organised a public event to consider the results of the first funding period and prepare for the second one. So far, more than… » read more

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Modern NLP pipelines use large models that need to be distributed across all the processing infrastructure. For example, in the SSIX project we’re managing models of several GBs for the financial sector. At that scale you can’t assume the models will be transferred at task submission time, neither manually. From our research, we didn’t find… » read more

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In these days, SSIX is integrating a new type of sources into the platform, that will capture information from generic news feeds (or web feeds). This will allow to perform data ingestion from external websites exposing public feeds, like the ones provided by Google News, Yahoo Finance and other news aggregators or publishers, which give… » read more

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On October 18th – 19th, the SSIX consortium has held its second general assembly in 2016. This meeting, which was combined with the second networking workshop organized by SSIX, marked the halftime of the project already! Such a milestone marks a welcome opportunity to look back at what has already been achieved and to prepare… » read more

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It’s worth emphasizing that fully incremental architectures are so widespread that many people don’t realize it’s possible to avoid their problems with a different architecture. These are great examples of familiar complexity—complexity that’s so ingrained, you don’t even think to find a way to avoid it. ~ Nathan Marz The SSIX Platform will be an… » read more

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SSIX Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining platform intends to monitor specific topics that are discussed in texts from several sources, including social networks, which are rich repositories of people’s opinions. While the technology that is currently being developed is open and flexible to application to various domains (i.e. politics, sport, etc.), the data filtering component… » read more

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Sentiment analysis (SA) is an example of a Natural Language Processing (NLP) application which attracts a lot of attention due to the general commercial interest and potential around it. Despite the big buzz around sentiment analysis, there is still a major gap in the understanding of the main technical components behind it. This series of… » read more

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Important elections move Europe and the United States in 2016. On June 23, the UK decided to leave the EU, on November 8, the USA will vote for a new president to follow Barack Obama. The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – and their campaigns to become their parties’ candidates – electrifies a… » read more

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