The Final Review meeting of the SocialSensor EU project was held on 27 - 28 January 2015 in Brussels and was successfully completed with an Excellent Rating.
The project was officially launched in October 2011 and was completed in October 2014. The objective of SocialSensor was to develop a new framework for enabling real-time multimedia indexing and search in the Social Web and enhance the multimedia consumption experience by developing novel user-centric media visualization and browsing paradigms. The resulting multimedia search system was successfully showcased and evaluated in two use cases: (a) news, involving professional news editors, journalists and casual readers, benefiting from the improved capabilities of SocialSensor for discovering new interesting social content and integrating it in the news creation and delivery lifecycle, and (b) infotainment, providing new multimedia search tools and unique media consumption experiences to attendants of large events (e.g. festivals). Providing real-time social indexing capabilities for both of these use cases is expected to have a transformational impact on both sectors.
SocialSensor fully achieved its objectives and developed innovative and functional solutions to address the needs of journalists, professional editors and casual readers but also event planners and managers.