On December 19, 2018 the representatives of TALIA horizontal project met the local community at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari for a network dissemination, aimed at updating local stakeholders of the Social&Creative community on the recent developments of the project.
In addition to the presentation of the project and the vision, this local event has been an opportunity to present the first version of the semantic framework pilot service, a tool developed by the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari based on the assessment of a collection of documents and deliverables coming from the past and current MED programming period and project outcomes.
The system allows to perform semantic searches, exploring the hidden and unknown connections among MED projects, pilots actions and private&public stakeholders belonging to a same or different thematic domain.
The power of the semantic search engine lies in the fact that there is no need to retrieve the same keywords within the body of any two documents to establish a connection between them; it is the machine (with its artificial intelligence) that identifies the connection and “weighs” it, returning to the user a list of related documents ranked by relevance.
Alongside the project representatives, Alfio Gliozzo, scientist, technologist and manager at IBM Research NY specialized in Artificial Intelligence, and Piero Molino, research scientist at Uber AI San Francisco, deepened the topic of knowledge induction and natural language processing (NLP), of which TALIA semantic framework is an expression.