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CLiPS GSOC 2019 kicks off

  • Posted on: 22 May 2019
  • By: Guy

We are happy and proud to once again have an extremely talented team of GSOC students this year.

Fabricio Layedra will be working on viNLaP, an interactive and data-driven web dashboard with three modules. Each module is based on one of these three main analysis: Spatial, Temporal and Statistical/Traditional. Each module will include traditional visualizations related to the respective analysis but also novel visualizations based on the proposed ones in the literature. The proposed viNLaP is to visualize in this first scenario: polarized data; but it is built to be useful for new types of dataset that would come in the future.

GSOC 2018 Phase 2 Reports

  • Posted on: 24 July 2018
  • By: Guy

The progress reports for Phase 2 of GSOC 2018 are in! Alexander Rossa, Maja Gwozdz, Rudresh Panchal and Максим Филин have documented their work and are ready for the final phase!

GSOC 2018 Phase 1 Reports

  • Posted on: 29 June 2018
  • By: Guy

The write-ups for Phase 1 of GSOC 2018 are ready! Check out the progress reports of our talented team of coders: Alexander Rossa, Maja Gwozdz, Rudresh Panchal and Максим Филин.

Google Summer of Code 2017: wrap up

  • Posted on: 24 September 2017
  • By: Guy

The Google Summer of Code 2017 is officially over and we just can't believe how much work @markus and @masha_ivenskaya have done over the last couple of months. Pattern3 is close to being ready for public release. And an amazing left-right bias classifier has been finished and published on github. A valuable tool in the fight against fake news! Check their blog posts below.


We want to thank the mentors Vincent Merckx and Amra Dorjbayar for their most valuable input. We will now start localizing the fake news algorithms to Dutch and are happy to report that they have agreed to lend their continued support. Also a big shout out to Google for putting all of this together! The Google Summer of Code is an amazing project and we can't recommend joining this initiative enough!

Finally, of course a huuuuuuge thank you to our students. It was an honor for us to work with such talented people and we wish Masha Ivenskaya and Markus Beuckelmann all the best in their future careers. We are sure that they will be very successful in their future endeavors!

Phase II Completed!

  • Posted on: 3 August 2017
  • By: Guy

Phase II saw our students picking up even more steam. @markus has almost completed his port of pattern 3 and @masha_ivenskaya has developed two tools that will aid in the detection of fake news with more to come. One of the tools is available as a demo on this site. Let us know what you think!

On to the final stage!

Phase I Completed!

  • Posted on: 27 June 2017
  • By: Guy

It's amazing what the GSOC team has accomplished in just a little over a month. Be sure to check out their blog posts below, in which they detail their progress.

Ready, Set, Go!

  • Posted on: 4 June 2017
  • By: Guy

Coding has officially begun in our Google Summer of Code! This year, we have two tasks ahead:

(1) porting Pattern to Python3 and
(2) develop tools that will help detect fake news

No small feat, but we are blessed with 3 great candidates to help us out: Markus Beuckelmann is in charge of Pattern's migration to Python 3 and is already coding and committing. Masha Ivenskaya is ready to expand on her previous work on fake news detection through text analytics and is now looking at best practices for evaluating the task ahead. Bhairav Mehta will be finding ways to detect suspicious patterns in images, but will also apply his thorough knowledge of deep neural nets to the text analytics side of things.

Add to this a diverse group of mentors to help us along the way and I'm sure we'll make GSOC 2017 one to remember.

Stay tuned!