Testing e-services for digital content enrichment at the FREME Hackathon


The hackathon of the FREME project took place at the premises of the University of Leipzig, Germany between 11 and 12/11/2015. As expected, the hackathon aimed at testing the FREME e-services for multilingual and semantic enrichment of digital content. The testing was achieved by developing our client side programs, collaborating with each other, discussing and solving our main problems. Agro-Know was there, as one of the project partners and made a presentation about our AKstem product and how it benefits from the outcomes of the FREME project by integrating specific e-services – in fact, Agro-Know is one of the project’s business cases.… Click to read the full post

What happens in Turin stays in Turin? We have a FREME report



Have you ever used services like Open Calais ? If yes then probably you were amazed by how easy is to automatically extract semantic information directly from the submitted text. If you are not familiar with Open Calais it is a service that extracts events, people, organisations, topics and social tags from unstructured data. I would suggest to try it. A lot of developers and companies are using such services to enrich their content, to improve discovery services, to build recommendations services and to extract analytics from content.

But could such great service work with any open dataset that you have for your domain and not only with a specific and close data?
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Agro-Know joins the 2nd FREME project meeting


FREME_Logo_MaintenanceFollowing the project’s kick-off meeting some months ago, the 2nd project meeting of our FREME Horizon 2020 project is taking place between September 3 & 4, at Turin, Italy. This time the meeting is hosted by Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), one of the project partners.

As usual, during the two days of the project the project partners will present the progress of the various Work Packages and discuss the next steps for the upcoming months. Our COO Giannis Stoitsis is traveling to Turin in order to participate to the meeting on behalf of Agro-Know.

In the context of the FREME project, Agro-Know is expected to contribute to the the validation of the FREME objectives, as it is one of the four (4) real business cases of the project.… Click to read the full post

Insight: Multilingual Digital Single Market at Riga Summit 2015

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The Riga Summit took place in Riga, Latvia from April 27-29, 2015, and gathered more than 350 participants from all parts of the world, representatives of various fields – businesses, the European parliament, Latvian parliament, technology providers, linguists and researchers.

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The central theme of the Summit was Multilingual Digital Single Market and its multilingual challenge.

In European Union are spoken 24 official languages, and many more dialects and minority languages (for instance Russian language not being official EU language is spoken by more than 5 million people residing in EU as native language and by many more as second language, which makes it the 7th in the list of the most widely spoken languages in EU).… Click to read the full post

Agro-Know at the Riga Summit 2015 “Shape the future of multilingual Europe”

Agro-Know is attending the Riga Summit 2015

Riga_Summit_2015_logoThe Riga Summit 2015 titled “Shape the future of multilingual Europe” is an event that takes place between April 27-29, 2015 at Riga, Latvia. The event aims to work on the issues posed by the linguistic diversity of the European Union: with 24 official languages used within the EU, multilingualism also creates barriers between nations. Language barriers prevent all European consumers from fully engaging in online activities and restricts access to digital assets, as for many Europeans information is frequently unavailable in their native language. The event is organized by the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG Connect) as well as a variety of stakeholders in multilingualism, like Tilde, META-NET and the European Association of the Language Technology Industry (LT Innovate).… Click to read the full post

Reflections on the Greek Open Data Day 2015


Last Saturday Agro-Know joined forces with ODI Athens on a quest to answer the question “Open Data. Why?”. It was a coalition formed as part of the Open Data Day event, hosted at the beautiful building of innovathens. Agro-Know was in charge of organizing and facilitating a participatory lab on open agri-food data, titled “Open Data in the agri-food sector”. The lab was divided into two parts, namely the first one which included speeches on the role of data on agriculture and food by prominent figures of the academic, public and private sector, and the second part during which an interactive round table for the optimal utilization of open data in the agri-food sector was organized.… Click to read the full post

Join the agri-food lab of the Greek Open Data Day 2015


ODI Athens logoThe Greek Open Data Day 2015 (#ODD15GR) will take place on Saturday 28/2/2015, at the beautiful premises of the Innovathens, in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is organized by ODI Athens / EEL/LAK, along with several important Greek organizations and initiatives working on open data in Greek (including Agro-Know of course – see our previous post for more info). This half-day event consists of a number of plenary sessions, accompanied by parallel labs/workshops that will focus on different aspects of open data, such as open data in research & education, open data & eGov etc.… Click to read the full post

Greek Open Data Day 2015 (and a hint on the open agri-food data session)

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“Open Data. Why?”. This is the issue that the Open Data Day (ODD) event will ELL-LAK logoaddress on the 28th of February 2015 at the Innovathens space in the center of Athens. The event is organized by OpenData Institute (ODI) Athens of the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (GFOSS) (ΕΛΛ/ΛΑΚ in Greek), as part of the celebrations for the world open data day. Hosted at the beautiful Technopolis of Athens, ODD 2015 is actively supported by a team of esteemed co-organizers, namely NCSR Demokritos, National Documentation Center, Agro-Know, SciFY ΑΜΚΕ, Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, Technological Educational Institute of Athens and Ministry of Internal Affairs, and it is sponsored by the FREME project (which recently held its kick-off meeting in Berlin, Germany).… Click to read the full post

Agro-Know joins FREME’s kick-off meeting


The kickoff meeting of the FREME “Open Framework of E-Services for Multilingual and Semantic Enrichment of Digital Content” project,  will take place at Berlin, Germany, between 5-6 of February 2015. FREME is a project co-funded by the EC under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation and its activities are steered towards the creation of an open innovative commercial-grade framework of the e services for multilingual and semantic enrichment of digital content. The choice of the project’s acronym is not out of chance since “freme” means “advantage, gain, benefit” in Old English. Therefore, FREME will endow digital content managers with the advantages and benefits which brings to the market.… Click to read the full post