NewsTapas: recommender engine for news providers
NewsTAPAS will develop tools and technology for news content providers to automatically adapt personalised items taking into account the user’s profile and context (device, time-of-day, location, etc.). The goal is to establish a novel editorial flow, allowing to create and break-up news stories into its composing story elements, and to build a content adaptation (“how”) engine on top of existing content recommender systems (“what”). NewsTAPAS will significantly increase user engagement and is a unique Flemish collaboration of a public broadcaster (VRT), a multimedia group (Roularta Media Group), an AI service provider (ML2Grow) and imec research groups (SMIT and IDLab). NewsTAPAS is a Google DNI project. The Digital News Innovation Fund (DNI Fund) is a highly competitive European program that’s part of the Google News Initiative, an effort to help journalism thrive in the digital age.