Mathew Lowry

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EurActiv.com is opening one of its media innovations to other media interested in increasing competitiveness through translated syndication. (Update, 31/3/16: this project was covered, among many other things, in an interview with professional EU interpreter Alexander Drechsel in his podcast Demos ex machina? Multilingual communication with Mathew Lowry). EurActiv has been a digital media innovator… » read more

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The afternoon session at Future Media Lab 2016 showed that while European media are warming to the idea of using advanced language technologies to share content across borders, their audiences are already well ahead of them. This is a repost from the Future Media Lab blog (and so matches its dryness) and covers a workshop… » read more

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An array of sophisticated language technologies could help ideas flow across EU borders, link national conversations together and support the EU Online Public Sphere – the demos the EU needs. But BloggingPortal is unlikely to feature them. [update (17/5/15): I finally decided to kick Medium’s tyres by reposting this there, with less history. Medium’s editor… » read more

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Tonight I’ll be toddling along to Grilling Kippers, a UKIP-focused anti-Eurosceptic campaign from deep within the Brussels Bubble. When I first heard about this, my initial reaction was to worry about the backfire, that the sight of a bunch of elite Brussels Bubble types goading UKIP supporters will reinforce their EU persecution complex. Of course,… » read more

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[Update 11/1/14: some FAQAOs added below.] This video is aimed at developers interested in combining machine translation, automatic semantic analysis, human curation, faceted and federated search, and social media to create a machine-assisted multilingual longform content curation engine. The above 15 min. video summarises the current 40 page spec, with the technical meat of the… » read more

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<update date = 29/11/13> It went pretty well, given that it took 15 minutes to get a working wifi and the projector died at least 4 times… For what it’s worth, here’s the Prezi I gave. Gratifyingly, the preview of the Hashtag Europe wireframes seemed to do the job, and allow people to understand just… » read more

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Data from bloggingportal.eu, extracted by BrusselsBlogger, gives some idea of the dominance of English as a blogging language on EU policy. It is actually probably lower than most in the Brussels Bubble would guess. The headline figures and a graph follow, or just grab the data (Google spreadsheet). Total blogs currently followed: 1116 Of this… » read more

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Update (13/10/2013): This post has generated a few questions & objections, which I’ve answered in a constantly updated FAQAO post. All posts on the Bloggingportal Reboot are tagged bloggingportal2. — As I’ve mentioned now and then (e.g., BloggingPortal’s 3rd birthday, 2012), a desultory conversation amongst Bloggingportal editors dragged on for several years, before dying after… » read more

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