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Guest blog post by Jurgi Camblong, CEO and founder of Sophia Genetics. To ensure optimal treatment plans for European patients, we are calling for the swift deployment of recently agreed new European data protection guidelines, and the rapid development of an EU compliant healthcare data pooling framework, which would foster a more active approach to… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Following the activities initiated last September in Budapest, this whole week the SSIX Project will be in Vancouver (BC, Canada) for attending the ApacheCon North America 2016. ApacheCon is a well-established event in the open source community. For more than a decade, these events have brought the Apache project community together to meet, network, learn… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Why Machine Learning? Can computers learn how to perform complex tasks such as driving autonomous cars [1], spotting cancer cells [2] or analysing sentiment [3] without being specifically instructed? The answer is Yes – and Machine Learning (ML) provides the tools! Rather than relying on explicit instructions (rules), ML systems learn from examples. This allows… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores is opening one of its media innovations to other media interested in increasing competitiveness through translated syndication. EurActiv has been a digital media innovator since its birth, as I pointed out when I returned for my current part-time gig here. So I should not have been surprised to see my colleagues’ names in this… » read more

  Posted by Mathew Lowry

Twitter is one of the platforms identified as data source within the SSIX project. Let’s see the different techniques that can be used to retrieve this data and the difficulties that derive from them. SSIX decided to adopt Twitter as a primary source of information used to spot financial trends and to calculate the indices… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Data Sampling

  Filtering out irrelevant data before sampling Pre-sampling filtering aims to discard the least relevant data elements. This filtering can be done by removing unwanted spam content appearing on social networks generated by spambots, an example would be to discard text data which doesn’t contain emoticons as social media robots rarely use them. An alternative… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

The European Commission and the US have just come to a deal to replace Safe Harbour, which ensured a blanket allowance for EU-US data transfers before its invalidation by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The newly-baptised Privacy Shield is supposed to set a framework for transatlantic data flows ensuring compliance with the EU Data… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network

On Friday the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention agreed that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained. For me, this whole situation is fascinating and rather than try to offer a profound insight, I am simply going to ask a couple of questions, out loud. Question One Why has Mr Assange not become an Ecuadorean… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

      Youth unemployment is a global issue. Approximately 74 million young people (15 – 24) are unemployed globally. In Europe the figure is around 4.5 million. Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia each have youth unemployment rates exceeding 40 per cent.   The social implications of this large scale youth unemployment are profound. Very… » read more


The platform regulation discussion is a nuanced, multi-stakeholder debate that has the potential to shape the future of platforms as we know them. Depending on the outcome of the European Commission’s platform regulation consultation, home-grown European e-commerce platforms like ours could be faced with new obligations that would fundamentally change the way we do business,… » read more

  Posted by The eCommerce Blog - by Allegro Group

Guest blog post by Erich Clementi, Chairman IBM Europe. Predicted for some years as Europe’s next big opportunity to be a global digital frontrunner, the pace of the digital transformation of industry is really accelerating as we start the new year. Europe’s political leaders are driving noteworthy progress. This year, I look forward to seeing… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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