Case Study: Automated video caption development- should researchers anonymise human images before publication?

Project Title: TrecVid 2017 Project Description: TrecVid is an ongoing video-to-text caption generation task. This international project has been running since 2001, and each year different research groups around the world are given a TRECVid task. In this case study, the approach to the project was to extract keyframes from short videos (Vines) and to … Continue reading "Case Study: Automated video caption development- should researchers anonymise human images before publication?"

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Case Study: Linking dictionaries

Introduction: If you have two dictionaries in the same language or in different languages, they can be very complementary in that some dictionaries might have a lot of syntactic information, while others have more information about the meaning of words. Domain specific dictionaries contain specialist terminology. Linking a specialist dictionary with very specific terminology to … Continue reading "Case Study: Linking dictionaries"

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Case Study: Tracking social processes on Twitter

Tracking the social processes of groups of people with eating disorders who use Twitter to communicate with one another Project description: Social media networks enable minority groups to join and form communities. That is very powerful. There are many situations where people who are in a minority – from people who have a particular interest, … Continue reading "Case Study: Tracking social processes on Twitter"

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Case study: Your Data Stories

Project Title: YourDataStories Project Description: The proposed solution refers to a web platform for re-purposing data into news and vice versa based on Web 3.0 technologies. The underlying Data as a Service (DaaS) architecture will enable professional and simple users to discover, remix, publish and monitor their digital content under the same or different context. … Continue reading "Case study: Your Data Stories"

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Case Study: Obesity in Children

  Project Title: The Big O Project Description: The BigO project allows European citizens to engage in the collection of data that will throw light on obesity in children. It will be facilitated through the development of a platform, allowing the quantification of behavioural community patterns through Big Data provided by wearables and eHealth- devices. … Continue reading "Case Study: Obesity in Children"

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Case Study: Smart Stadiums

Project Title: Smart Stadium Project – ethics study Project Description: The Smart Stadium project is a collaboration between Dublin City University, Intel, Microsoft and Croke Park (the third largest sports stadium in Europe). The project seeks to harness existing Internet of Things technologies to develop new smart city technologies and to validate these in a … Continue reading "Case Study: Smart Stadiums"

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Case Study: Where Virtual Reality and Social Networks Converge

Project Title: Reverie Project Description: This three and a half year EU project, called Reverie (now concluded), was designed to examine the convergence of virtual reality and social networks. The work was accompanied by an ethical scan of the virtual reality/social network horizon, conducted in DCU and resulting in two publications in ethics journals. The … Continue reading "Case Study: Where Virtual Reality and Social Networks Converge"

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Case Study: A crisis management system

Project Title: Crisis Management System Project Description: Social media can be a source of vital information during crisis situations but the sheer amount of information available and the accuracy of that information presents a significant challenge. The aim of this project is to provide an intelligent system that can assist relief organisations, emergency services, journalists, … Continue reading "Case Study: A crisis management system"

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Case study: Insight4News

Project Title: Insight4news Project Description: Insight4News is a system that connects news articles to social conversations, as echoed in microblogs such as Twitter. Insight4News tracks feeds from mainstream media, e.g., BBC, Irish Times, and extracts relevant topics that summarize the tweet activity around each article, recommends relevant hashtags, and presents complementary views and statistics on … Continue reading "Case study: Insight4News"

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