2014 - New Digital Observatory
Researchers at the Center for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications (TALP UPC) have taken part in a pilot project with the Spanish National Reference Centre for the Application of ICT Based on Open Source (CENATIC) and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism’s Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society (SETSI), in the framework of the "Innovation Support Platform" that these organizations are developing. The aim of the platform is to enable the institutions to take the pulse of industrial sectors; specifically the ICT sector in the current pilot project. To achieve this, thousands of sector-related documents (patents, competitions, calls for applications and contracts, among others) are monitored automatically to create a digital observatory of companies’ activities that can detect new products and innovative initiatives. TALP UPC has adapted its text analysis tools to organize the information in the texts under analysis. As a result, texts can be processed using document classification or datamining engines.