Programme 2016

LT-Accelerate is Europe's premier event for text, speech, and social technologies and their business applications, 21-22 November, 2016 in Brussels.

Our pictures are available here.

21 November • Monday

09.00

Language Technologies, Futures, and Routes to Market
Speaker: Seth Grimes, Alta Plana Corporation

09.30

FutureTDM: Improving Uptake of Text and Data Mining in the EU
Speaker: Maria Eskevich, Radboud University

10.00

Between Custom and Off-the-shelf NLP
Speaker: Yves Peirsman, NLP Town

10.30

Coffee Break

11.00

SpaCy and NLP Innovation
Speaker: Matthew Honnibal, Explosion AI

11.30

Turn Email into Data with Deep Learning, Plus Other Industry Tasks with Gensim Topic Modeling
Speaker: Lev Konstantinovskiy, RaRe Consulting

12.00

Conversational Data at Scale, at Skype
Speaker: Mike Hyde, Skype

12.30

Walking Lunch & Networking (Asian buffet)

13.30

Panel: Social Data Science
Chair: Seth Grimes
Speakers: Pedro Dias Cardoso, Synthesio - Joachim De Beule, Clarabridge - Daniel Fazekas, Bakamo.Social

14.10

Superimposing Emotional and Psychographic Constructs on Digital Media
Speaker: Preriit Souda, TNS

14.30

Brand and Product Insights via Review Text Analytics and Reviewer Profiling
Speaker: Mara Tsoumari, SentiGeek

14.50

Leveraging Social Conversations for Effective AI Training
Speaker: Steve Dodd, Socialgist

15.00

Coffee Break

15.30

Panel: Analytics and Decision Making from Heterogeneous Content
Chair: Alain Couillault, GFII
Speakers:
Ariane Nabeth-Halber, Vecsys  - What Speech Technology Changes to News Intelligence and Customer Intelligence
Jocelyn Bernard, ReportLinker  - Watching Kangaroos to Better Understand Industry Competition
François-Régis Chaumartin, Proxem - Multilingual Text Analytics in a Global World: a Showcase in Tourism

16.30

Social Listening & Analytics 3.0
Speaker: Michalis Michael, DigitalMR

17.00

Networking  & Drinks

 

22 November • Tuesday

09.00

Welcome
Speaker: Philippe Wacker, LT-Innovate

09.10

Panel: Speech and Language Technologies for Media Processing
Chair: Susanne Weber, BBC
Speakers: Peggy van der Kreeft, Deutsche Welle - Matt Simpson, Ericsson - Alexandra Birch, University of Edinburgh - Maarten Verwaest, Limecraft

10.10

Fraunhofer Audio Mining: Solution for Broadcast Archiving
Speaker: Joachim Koehler, Fraunhofer

10.30

Coffee Break

11.00

Text & Social Analytics for Research & Insights
Speaker: Jean-Francois Damais, Ipsos

11.30

How emotions drive customer relationships – a case study about personal banking in the US
Speakers: Lana Novikova, Heartbeat & Odile Jagsch, Kantar TNS

12.00

Capturing Mixed Feelings with Fine Grained Sentiment Analysis
Speaker: Caroline Brun, Xerox Research Centre Europe

12.20

CoderRank: Creating Gold Standards
Speaker: Stuart Shulman, DiscoverText

12.30

Walking Lunch & Networking (Autumn buffet)

13.30

Data Conversation, Reinventing the Analysis Interface
Speaker: Christophe Bourguignat,
Zelros

13.50

Conversational Interaction for Business
Speaker: José Quesada, Letka AI

14.20

Healthcare IT and NLG: Great synergies ahead?
Speaker: Dirk Hueske-Kraus, Philips Healthcare

14.50

Transforming the Translation Environment – a Paradigm Shift in Productivity
Speaker: Matthias Heyn, SDL

15.00

Coffee Break

15.30

Exploiting Market Sentiment to Create Daily Trading Signals
Speaker: Xiang Yu, OptiRisk

16.00

Classification and Estimation of Finance Relevant Topics in Social Media
Speaker: Marcus Hassler, EconoB

16.30

Assessing Consumer Financial Complaints using Text Analytics and Machine Learning
Speaker: Tom Sabo, SAS

16.50

Closure
Speaker: Jochen Hummel, ESTeam (Chairman of LT-Innovate)

17.00

End