Date: December 3rd, 2015
Place: room 007, Faculty of Science Bldg. 7, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Title: Transmodal Datamining : Application to the analysis of the French news landscape
Speaker: Marie-Luce Viaud, senior researcher at the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA)
Abstract: During the last twenty years, we have witnessed dramatic changes all over the world in the way we produce, broadcast, and consume the news. The main actors of this economy have been completely shaken, trying new models -online and offline- facing the emergence of new players. Our goal is to gather and process all this content. Putting the analysis in perspective with contextual information (financial, economical, and audience data). We want to understand and follow the evolution of news models in France and its impact on society. Because news are reflections of societies, the study of news corpora may strongly depend on culture. The questions we ask lie at the frontier between technological sciences and Humanities. In this talk, we will present the framework OTMedia+ under development at INA, which aims at analyzing the French news landscape (online press, radio, TV, AFP, blogs…). We will then present results of social studies, performed with social scientists in combination of OTMedia’s results and other advanced datamining tools. To conclude, we will discuss our ongoing research relative to knowledge databases and their perspectives in the context of news actors and social scientists.