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  1. Shifting gear with the World Service

    Robin Pembrooke

    Director, News Product & Systems

    Shifting gear with the World Service

    Robin Pemborke, Director of News Products and Systems reviews the past year's achievements with the World Service

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  2. World Service expansion continues with new language websites launch

    Neil Doughty

    Executive Product Owner, W2020

    World Service expansion continues with new language websites launch

    The new W2020 sites are the first from BBC News to be served over HTTPS by default, which we consider to be an important move for a number of reasons.

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  3. Come and help transform the BBC World Service

    Robin Pembrooke

    Director, News Product & Systems

    Come and help transform the BBC World Service

    The World Service is an extraordinary and unique organisation; it is the world’s largest international broadcaster, reaching over 320 million people every week on Radio, TV and Online in 29 different languages.

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  4. Update: Virtual Voice-Over Tool for Multilingual Journalists

    Susanne Weber

    Language Technology Producer

    Update: Virtual Voice-Over Tool for Multilingual Journalists

    BBC News Labs and BBC Digital Development have produced an innovative tool called “ALTO” which assists multilingual journalists in re-versioning news video content. ALTO combines a number of language technologies to allow a single language journalist to generate multilingual voice-overs.

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  5. BBC innovates voice-over technology

    Susanne Weber

    Language Technology Producer

    BBC innovates voice-over technology

    We have launched an online pilot service that offers continuous video play in different languages to our global audiences. In this joint effort with the BBC World Service and Global News Ltd we are trying out the latest language technology: machine translation and computer-generated voices.

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  6. BBC Minute CatchUP: Global news in just 60 seconds

    Marlon Parker

    Founder, RLabs

    BBC Minute CatchUP: Global news in just 60 seconds

    BBC Minute CatchUP is a player that sits on your web browser and provides a 60 second news bulletin every half an hour. It’s the first pilot to come out of the Connected Studio / World Service partnership programme and is available to try on BBC Taster.

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  7. Digital News Discovery and the launch of Google AMP

    Robin Pembrooke

    Director, News Product & Systems

    Digital News Discovery and the launch of Google AMP

    Google AMP is a new open and shared, web standard for publishing content pages, optimized for mobile consumption. Google have announced the initiative today and the BBC together with around 20 global publishers have been involved in the design and definition of the approach.

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  8. BBC collaboration to build multilingual media monitoring system

    Susanne Weber

    Language Technology Producer

    BBC collaboration to build multilingual media monitoring system

    We want to build an automated system that will not only monitor hundreds of international TV channels, radio stations, online articles and social media; this system will also be able to observe trends and detect news stories and events in several languages.

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  9. #newsHACK III: the winners

    Basile Simon

    Hacker Journalist

    50 participants came from all over the world to hack with us around language technologies. The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) sent a team over, as well as Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Bulgarian semantic tech company Ontotext – some other participants came from L...

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  10. Crowdsourcing the World Service Radio Archive: an experiment from BBC R&D

    Tristan Ferne

    Lead Producer

    We've even had some dedicated listeners send us recordings of programmes that were missing from the archive. We are currently analysing the data so far to see how good the tags are by comparing professional archivists, listeners and our algorithms.

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