Computing Veracity – the Fourth Challenge of Big Data


Pheme project presented at ARD.ZDF Symposium on Big Data

PHEME has been invited to present its work at the ARD.ZDF Symposium on Big Data ( Thierry Declerck (USAAR) could describe in particular the Journalist use case of the project (WP 8) and also benefit from many new insights that will be considered in the next steps of the project.

Social stream entity processing work wins best paper award

It’s easy to get an overview of what some documents are about by looking at a tag cloud, and easy to explore those documents by clicking on words in the tag cloud. Part of the ease of use is from the most common concepts being presented in a more prominent font. However, when people use different terms to […]

#RDSM2015 Workshop Programme now Published

The programme of the #RDSM2015 workshop on Rumours and Deception in Social Media has now been published. We received many high quality submissions and are now looking forward to the presentations of the accepted papers and discussions during the workshop. See you in Florence on May 19th!

TOIS – Special Issue on Trust and Veracity of Information in Social Media

ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) Call for Special Issue on Trust and Veracity of Information in Social Media Submission deadline: March 24, 2015 Special Issue page: Motivation From a business and government point of view there is an increasing need to interpret and act upon information from large-volume media, such as Twitter, Facebook […]

PHEME Workshop at WWW’2015

We are organising a workshop on rumours and deception in social media, to be held on May 19, 2015 as a WWW’2015 workshop in Florence, Italy. The call for papers and workshop web page are now out. We look forward to your submissions by Jan 31st, 2015.

PHEME presented at ISWC’2014

The PHEME project was presented today at the ISWC’2014 conference in Riva del Garda, Italy. The slides are available here.

Journalism of the tools

by Christophe Bruttin Launching the Pheme project in January resulted in global media coverage, mostly through the catchy (and slightly erroneous) echo of a “Lie detector for Social Media”. When it came to press interviews, two questions kept coming: the danger of getting a wrong result and the future of the profession if a robot […]

Requirements of the Healthcare Use Case

by Anna Kolliakou (King’s College London) We spent the first six months of the project on the development of four demonstration studies to monitor and inter-link social media and patient records. The aim is to define the structure for testing the utility of PHEME as a primary source of data and in combination with electronic […]

PHEME Overview presentation now available

For those interested in knowing more about the PHEME project, we have now published an overview presentation.

PHEME consortium meeting on Apr 7-8, 2014

The second PHEME consortium meeting will be held on April 7th and 8th 2014. The focus will be on rumour data acquisition and annotation, use cases, knowledge representation, and first experiments.          

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