When finance meets language technology: SSIX at LT-Accelerate Conference

Despite the “Brussels Lockdown”, SSIX too was present at the annual LT-Accelerate Conference in Brussels on 24 November 2015.


David Mekkaoui, Fondation EurActiv Director, presented SSIX to an audience of more than 50 Language Technology stakeholders during an interesting and lively presentation, followed by a Q&A session with the participants. SSIX was presented during the afternoon of the second and last day of the Conference (full programme and presentations available here).

During the presentation, Mr Mekkaoui presented the project and explained how SMEs and analysts can use Multilingual Sentiment Analysis for Financial Indices.

SSIX and project partner Lionbridge were two of the main sponsors of the Conference. EurActiv.com, one of the partners in the Project consortium and the main online media on EU policy, was official media partner. He showed how the project aims at using and filtering data from diverse social media and websites through Multilingual Opinion Mining to generate SSIX X-Scores and Custom SSIX IndeX, to be used for different topics. The audience also had the opportunity to learn about the three current SSIX Industry Pilot – Finance, Media, Multilingual Analytics – which are being tested, respectively, by Project partners Peracton, 3rdPlace and Lionbridge.


David Mekkaoui presenting SSIX at the conference (image credit Seth Grimes)

David Mekkaoui presenting SSIX at the conference (image credit Seth Grimes)


LT-Accelerate is a conference designed to help businesses, researchers and public administration discover value via Language Technology. Read more about the event here.

For more information on SSIX, visit our website ssix-project.eu.

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