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One of the main goals of INGENIOUS is to increase public safety in the European Union

One of the main goals of INGENIOUS is to increase public safety in the European Union

An international European H2020 project was begun on 1 September involving Mireia Farrús, a researcher with the research group on Natural Language Processing. It is to develop a next generation integrated toolkit to ensure a high level of protection and operational capacity to respond in the face of disasters.

03.09.2019

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There are specialists in being the first to arrive and provide assistance at an emergency such as an accident, a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. They are known as First Responders or FR. They are usually emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, lifeguards and other members trained by organizations related to this type of work.

One of the main problems facing First Responders is that they use outdated technology. It is essential to provide public safety services with all the tools offered by modern technology

One of the main problems facing First Responders is that they use outdated technology. It is essential to provide public safety services with all the tools offered by modern technology. Hence, on 1 September the H2020 INGENIOUS project was launched: The First Responder (FR) of the Future: a Next Generation Integrated Toolkit (NGIT) for Collaborative Response, increasing protection and augmenting operational capacity, led by the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece) (September 2019-August 2022). A Research and Innovation action with an overall budget of  8,961,111.25 euros. The project is part of the goal of increasing European resilience against crises and disasters.

Ingenious’s mission is to develop, integrate, test, deploy and validate a set of collaborative next generation integrated tools (NGIT), which will ensure a high level of protection and operational capacity to respond in the event of disasters

INGENIOUS is an international European project comprising 23 partners whose mission is to develop, integrate, test, deploy and validate a set of collaborative next generation integrated tools (NGIT), which will ensure a high level of protection and operational capacity to respond in the event of disasters. These tools significantly improve people’s protection and the operational capabilities of the entire system, helping save lives and ensure a safe return in the event of a disaster.

One of the partners of INGENIOUS is Pompeu Fabra University. UPF will be responsible for the tasks of natural language processing. It involves Mireia Farrús, head of the Expressive Speech Group and a researcher at the research group on Natural Language Processing (TALN) of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC).

More specifically, the TALN will undertake the development of techniques to support multilingual communication for teams that will facilitate, on the one hand, multilingual communication with FR teams, and on the other hand, on-site communication between multilingual FR teams, using techniques of adapted spoken and written translation. For this she will have a specific budget of 219,562.50 euros.

The project kick-off meeting is to take place in Athens (Greece) from 18 to 20 September.

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