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