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ControCurator's goal is exposing controversial subjects and events by means of modern information systems.

Abraham van der Eyk - Alllegory on the Synod of Dordrecht and the dispute between remonstranten and contra-remonstranten with portraits of Maurits van Oranje-Nassau (1567-1625) and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547-1619) and others. 1721. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

This will be done through (1) bringing together different groups of people: niches of experts and committed social media users; and (2) the use of machines to create suitable training data, both in real-time and offline.

The ControCurator system will consist of two applications for end-users: a 'Controversy Barometer' to identify controversial statements in medical forums, and an 'Event Blender' to summarize important and catastrophic events from the news and social media. Both systems use the ControCurator platform for the selection of data.

ControCurator is a valorisation project, financed by the national program COMMIT/.

Project partners

Sound and Vision, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, CrowdyNews.