BBC News Labs started a stream of Language Technology projects in 2014, in order to scale our storytelling globally
Tagged with API, ASR, Auto Translation, MT, Machine Translation, STT, Speaker Diarisation, Speaker Recognition, Speech Synthesis, Speech to Text, TTS, Text to Speech, World Service and International
Can we empower journalists with better ways of working with information, beyond the headline and text of a story?
Tagged with API, Atomised News, Digital Journalists, Efficiency, Elastic News, Personalised News, Structured Data, Tagging, Variable length News
The Juicer takes news content, automatically tags it, then provides a fully featured API to access this content and data.
Tagged with API, Automatic Tagging, Co-occurrence, Machines do the heavy lifting, Named Entity Recognition, Semantic Technology, Structured Journalism, World Service and International, juicer
This Big Data project will leverage machines to do the heavy lifting in multilingual media monitoring.
Tagged with API, Automatic Tagging, Big Data, EU, H2020, Journalism tools, MT, Newsroom tools, Open innovation, STT, Speech to text, Universities
ELMer is a prototype for automating external linking from BBC News stories.
Tagged with API, Automatic Tagging, Co-occurrence, Machines do the heavy lifting, Minimum Viable Prototype, Named Entity Recognition, News industry collaboration, News labs open projects, Semantic Technology, Structured Journalism, World Service and International, juicer
The News Slicer takes MOS running orders and transcripts from BBC TV Broadcast Playout, then auto tags and auto segments the stories.
Tagged with API, Automatic Tagging, Broadcast News, Machines do the heavy lifting, Structured Journalism, Window on the newsroom
The Online Content Toolkit, or Octo, is a project exploring media editing, repurposing and augmentation based on the results of intelligent analysis.
MAR 31 2017
Here's the lowdown on some of the technologies that we use to build our applications quickly.
FEB 23 2017
The challenge: how might a range of different audience experiences be created from the same set of content?
Tagged with api, automated tagging, hackathons, interactive video, journalism tools, partnerships, personalised news, research and development, tagging
APR 10 2015
BBC News Labs hosted the Journocoders meetup organised by Elliot Bentley, from the Wall Street Journal, in New Broadcasting House. The topic was handling APIs, based on examples from the Juicer.
FEB 09 2015
The recent newsHACK in Nairobi was a BBC World Service event run by Connected Studio, assisted by News Labs to explore ways of reaching new young, mobile phone users in urban and rural areas in Kenya with content that is relevant to them.
NOV 24 2014
Our next #newsHack hackathon will take place in London on 15th December. The theme of this event is the booming space of language technologies.
NOV 20 2014
LDPTV is a project for surfacing more News content via smart TVs
BBC News Labs is looking into some new research questions based on AV curation.
As part of our push towards Structured Journalism, we are working on "Explainers", an additional level of structure beyond the current tagging model.
A prototype workflow for reversioning content into multiple languages, and controlling an "on demand" multilingual news service.
The BBC has AN ENORMOUS amount of amazing content that can explain and contextualise the News. How do we connect and harness this?