In January 2016, MODUL Technology GmbH welcomed its first new year 2016 its first self-acquired EU research project: In Video Veritas (InVID)!
InVID sets out to solve a very difficult problem: verifying the truthfulness of video content posted on social networks which claim to show news events. News agencies have to repeatedly deal with fake, manipulated or misrepresented videos being spread online in the aftermath of a news story. To retain their viewers’ trust, they want to be sure of the authenticity of such video before using it in their news reporting. InVID will provide a complete toolset, driven by various innovative technologies, to aid journalists and newsrooms in semi-automatically determining if a video is trustworthy or not.
MODUL Technology GmbH will develop in this project the social media data ingestion pipeline. Data ingestion will be driven by in-time news event detection, since at any one time the InVID platform should only be collecting relevant candidate media for the verification process, i.e. videos being posted which claim to show something related to a current news event. Detected events will be appropriately labelled so that a query mechanism which is regularly updated can retrieve candidate media items from the social platforms. These items, in order to allow for user friendly search and browsing in the applications which use the platform data, will be richly annotated according to their content and structure, with a focus on unambiguous entity detection (e.g. for determining the location claimed to be shown in the video). This pipeline will be integrated as part of the InVID project into the webLyzard Web Intelligence Platform, which forms the core of the InVID platform solution.
MODUL Technology’s news event detection and dynamic social media querying components can help drive any organisations data ingestion needs, e.g. for online media monitoring as part of a Marketing Intelligence approach or for social media browsing as part of an UGC re-use strategy on a Website or a social network channel. Let us work it out for you, contact us now!