SOFIA, Bulgaria – November 11, 2015: Today, Ontotext presented at the Journalism 2.0 Conference which was organised by the Bulgarian Section of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ-Bulgaria). Georgi Georgiev, Head of Text Analytics Division at Ontotext discussed the work done on the Pheme Project, of which Ontotext is a consortium member.
The conference, Journalism 2.0: Myths and opportunities in the social media, was designed to look at how news organisations can use social media as a part of their toolkit for gathering and reporting the news. The goals of the conference included ways to verify information disseminated through social media networks as well as debunk false and abusive information that may be generated by inauthentic users.
Dr. Georiev’s presentation focused on the how the Pheme Project developed a methodology for identifying the veracity, or truthfulness, of internet memes. The project coined the term “Pheme” to describe memes which are enhanced with truthfulness information. It is a reference also to Pheme – the Greek goddess of fame and rumours.