Cleopatra: Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy

  • Completed
  • Programme: H2020
  • Call: MSCA-ITN-2018 - Innovative Training Networks
  • Start date: 01.01.2019
  • End date: 31.12.2022

Cleopatra (Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy) is an exciting research and training program funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 call “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks”.

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Contact: Nikola Tulechki

Project Overview

As European countries become more and more integrated, an increasing number of events, such as the Paris attacks and Brexit, strongly affect the European community and the European digital economy across language and country borders. As a result, there is a lot of event-centric multilingual information available from different communities in the news, on the Web and in social media.

In this context, it is critical for various stakeholders across Europe (such as digital humanities, memory institutions, publishers, media monitoring companies, journalists, etc.) to have at their disposal advanced cross-lingual technologies to help them efficiently access, analyze and interact with this information.

As a unique interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training program, Cleopatra aims to address these challenges by:

  • facilitating advanced cross-lingual processing of event-centric textual and visual information on a large scale;
  • developing innovative methods for efficient and intuitive user access and interaction with multilingual information;
  • facilitating large-scale analytics of multilingual event-centric information and cross-cultural studies;
  • educating a group of top-level scientists with unique interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise in multilingual information science to be enabled to take leading roles in research and industry in the future;
  • establishing an interdisciplinary curriculum for cross-lingual information analytics.

The ambition of the project is to contribute to the European digital economy in several application domains as well as to strengthen the European position in multilingual information science.

Ontotext’s Role

Sirma AI, trading as Ontotext, has a supporting role in the project. We host research stays for Cleopatra Ph.D. students and encourage bilateral research visits. We also contribute to the training activities and events organized by the Cleopatra project, including access to our training programs to the Cleopatra Ph.D. students.

In addition, Ontotext offers access to relevant datasets and key technologies. We also promote the project in our local, national and international business networks.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 812997.

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