This deliverable provides a report to accompany the tools for environmental opinion mining delivered. Our web service provides tools to perform recognition of climate-related sentiment and opinions, including the distinction between the holder of the opinion (e.g. a particular scientist) and the opinion target (what the opinion is about, e.g. fracking). The deliverable describes the second version of the tools, building on the initial version described in D2.3.1.
This deliverable provides a report to accompany the web service for environmental opinion mining delivered. The web service provides tools to perform recognition of climate-related sentiment and opinions, including the distinction between the holder of the opinion (e.g. a particular scientist) and the opinion target (what the opinion is about, e.g. fracking).
This deliverable provides a report to accompany the tools for environmental information extraction delivered. The tools are enabled as web services which perform entity disambiguation, recognition of environmental terms in English and German. Open source versions of the tools and demos are available.
The Media Watch on Climate Change (MWCC) is a visual analytics and knowledge co-creation environment developed in WP3 of DecarboNet. It allows users to track and discuss emerging trends in the public dialog, and to better understand the social perceptions of environmental topics. The Web portal is publicly accessible at www.ecoresearch.net/climate, providing access to a continuously updated archive of news and social media content that reflects the public climate and energy debate.
The portal’s analytical portfolio not only provides customized information services for citizens, but also important insights for policy makers, NGOs and other environmental stakeholders. The MWCC helps these stakeholders to develop better strategies for engaging audiences, guides their communication and public outreach campaigns, and increases the effectiveness of communication-related decision making processes.
An important part of the work in WP3 has been the development of visual analytics tools to better understand the context of Web coverage by establishing connections between named entities (persons, organizations, and locations), based on references to these entities in the MWCC knowledge repository.
EnergyUse is Decarbonet online community for sharing real-life experiences on the energy consumption of typical appliances, for energy experts or not!
The electricity monitors provided by Green Energy Options can be a powerful instrument to transform everyone into an energy expert. By installing them, people can compare the consumption of similar appliances, test different settings to perform daily activities like doing the laundry, hoovering, etc. They can also assess the efficiency of changes in energy behaviour.
EnergyUse is the place where this knowledge can be shared and spread to the world!
Users can navigate discussions by tags associated to appliances or contexts of energy usage (e.g., working in the office, breakfast). Discussions are open to everyone, but users of energy-monitoring devices from Green Energy Options, can also view the electricity consumption of specific devices and appliances, or of their entire households, and compare with the community’s average.
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The Climate Challenge, a social media application available at www.ecoresearch.net/climate-challenge, aims to provide an engaging way to help people learn more about Earth’s climate, test their climate knowledge against others’, and promote the adoption of sustainable lifestyle choices. Measuring the distribution of opinions among citizens in a monthly prediction task, for example, will shed light on collective awareness processes and represents a first step in harnessing and focusing the wisdom of the crowd in ways that benefit society – such as when making tough choices in the face of a high degree of uncertainty.
To ensure compatibility with a wide range of platforms, T3.1 has chosen a generic HTML5 approach to address desktop and mobile users alike. The game uses a flexible authentication framework that supports a direct user registration or logins via existing Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to spark deep discussion and connection. TEDxModulUniversity was an independently organized TED event and the first of its kind held at a university in Vienna, hosted and organized by a young and passionate team of volunteers.
In one of the talks, Arno Scharl presented automated methods to analyze digital communication – trends in news media coverage, for example, or the discussions on social media platforms. He introduced two applications that visualize how societal issues of global relevance are being perceived by various stakeholders, drawing on the technologies developed within the DecarboNet project and with a special focus on sustainability communication and UNEP Live, the platform of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The extensible Web Retrieval Toolkit (eWRT) has been extended via the DecarboNet project to support the consortium in various data collection tasks. In addition to retrieving data from social networks (like Facebook or Twitter), it provides helper classes for effective caching and data management. Start by downloading the latest version from Github and by reading the documentation at Read The Docs.
The webLyzard_api is another central building block that halped to connect the researchers of the consortium. It provides a client for Recognyze (named entity recognition and resolution), and a class for parsing its XML-format.
The Collective Awareness Platform of DecarboNet aims to empower citizens, help translate awareness into behavioural change, and provide analytical and visual methods to understand the processes that underlie this behavioural change. This document summarizes the output of WP3 including the Tasks 3.2: Co-Creation and Visualisation of Knowledge and 3.3: System Integration.
The visual analytics and knowledge co-creation environment of WP3 allows users to track and discuss emerging trends in the public dialog, and to better understand the social perceptions of environmental topics. It builds on the Media Watch on Climate Change (MWCC), a Web portal publicly accessible at www.ecoresearch.net/climate that aggregates environmental communication to investigate common patterns in the public climate and energy debate. The portal’s analytical portfolio not only provides customized information services for citizens, but also important insights for policy makers, NGOs and other environmental stakeholders.
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