Andalusian Parliament is the first European one with a documental search engine based on AI

December 02, 2009

Researchers of the University of Granada have developed an intelligent engine searcher to catalogue the documentary collections of the Andalusian Parliament. This prototype, so called SEDA, is an information recovery system for structured documents, based on artificial intelligence techniques, to search and recover documents belonging to the Parliamentary Report and the Official Gazette of the Andalusian Parliament.

This prototype has been developed under the auspices of the excellence project of the Andalusian Council, under the title "Intelligent System for the access to the Documentary Collections of the Andalusian Parliament", and has been led by doctor Luis Miguel de Campos Ibáñez, professor of the Department of Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Granada. This project has had the participation of researchers of the UGR, as well as the University of Almeria, and staff fro the personal Official Publications Service and the Computing Service of the Andalusian Parliament.

The most relevant parts

The objective of the project was to develop a search engine for the official documents edited by the Parliament, with capacity to recover complete documents and to determine which parts are the most important when it comes to satisfy a search posed by a user. Instead of recovering a complete parliamentary report, it recovers the most relevant parts (for example, interventions of a parliament member specifically), avoiding a waste of time for the user looking for the relevant parts of a specific document.

To that end, the search system designed at the UGR uses artificial intelligence techniques, specifically based on Probabilistic Graphic Models.

Another interesting feature is that, besides the documentary pieces, the search engine can recover videos connected with the relevant parts, providing the user with two search resources (text and video) and turning it into a multimedia system.

With this software, the autonomous chamber becomes a pioneer institution in its field, from the viewpoint of search technologies, as it is the only one among the nineteen autonomous parliaments and the two national chambers, equipped with such system. In addition, the institution is also a pioneer in this field in Europe.

The researchers in charge of this project have presented it recently to the members of the Documentation Service of the European Parliament, to whom they have explained the details of this new system.
-end-
Reference: Juan Manuel Fernández Luna. Department of Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Granada.
Phone number: +34 958 240804
E-mail: jmfluna@decsai.ugr.es
Web: http://decsai.ugr.es/~jmfluna

Accessible on Science News - UGR

Accesible en Versión española

Accessible sur le site Version française

University of Granada

Related Artificial Intelligence Articles from Brightsurf:

Physics can assist with key challenges in artificial intelligence
Two challenges in the field of artificial intelligence have been solved by adopting a physical concept introduced a century ago to describe the formation of a magnet during a process of iron bulk cooling.

A survey on artificial intelligence in chest imaging of COVID-19
Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this review article the authors consider the application of artificial intelligence imaging analysis methods for COVID-19 clinical diagnosis.

Using artificial intelligence can improve pregnant women's health
Disorders such as congenital heart birth defects or macrosomia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth can be detected earlier when artificial intelligence is used.

Artificial intelligence (AI)-aided disease prediction
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-aided Disease Prediction https://doi.org/10.15212/bioi-2020-0017 Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal.

Artificial intelligence dives into thousands of WW2 photographs
In a new international cross disciplinary study, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark and Tampere University, Finland have used artificial intelligence to analyse large amounts of historical photos from WW2.

Applying artificial intelligence to science education
A new review published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching highlights the potential of machine learning--a subset of artificial intelligence--in science education.

New roles for clinicians in the age of artificial intelligence
New Roles for Clinicians in the Age of Artificial Intelligence https://doi.org/10.15212/bioi-2020-0014 Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal.

Artificial intelligence aids gene activation discovery
Scientists have long known that human genes are activated through instructions delivered by the precise order of our DNA.

Artificial intelligence recognizes deteriorating photoreceptors
A software based on artificial intelligence (AI), which was developed by researchers at the Eye Clinic of the University Hospital Bonn, Stanford University and University of Utah, enables the precise assessment of the progression of geographic atrophy (GA), a disease of the light sensitive retina caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Classifying galaxies with artificial intelligence
Astronomers have applied artificial intelligence (AI) to ultra-wide field-of-view images of the distant Universe captured by the Subaru Telescope, and have achieved a very high accuracy for finding and classifying spiral galaxies in those images.

Read More: Artificial Intelligence News and Artificial Intelligence Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.