Multi-format Environmental Information Dissemination

Project Type: 
Seed

This project will explore new ways of customizing and translating the mass of daily information produced by Environment Canada (EC).

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal

This project will explore new ways of customizing and translating the mass of daily information produced by Environment Canada (EC). This information in digital format is later transformed into weather and environmental forecasts, warnings and alerts that must be broadcast in real-time in at least two languages, in many different formats and in a way that takes location into account. Given the importance of weather and environmental information in so many spheres of activity, this project explores innovative ways for combining, condensing and displaying the specific types of data encountered in the environmental domain. It combines data-mining techniques in order to extract important information, with cognitive and linguistic methods for displaying it to the users in a meaningful way.

Project team: 
Dr. Philippe Langlais, Université de Montréal
Dr. Pascal Vincent, Université de Montréal
Fabrizio Gotti, Université de Montréal
Non-academic participants: 
Funding period: 
April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2012