Research

ADAPT research is spearheading the development of next-generation digital technologies that enable seamless tech-mediated interaction and communication. The breadth of ADAPT's research expertise is unique globally and the Centre's structure supports collaborative innovation with industry to unlock the potential of digital content.  ADAPT has attracted over €50million research funding from Science Foundation Ireland and industry collaborations.

Our Key Research Areas

1. Ethics & Privacy

We are prompting the public discourse on the ethical and privacy issues raised by digital engagement and the development of digital and content technologies.1

2. Social Media Content Analysis

Our analysis techniques allow more powerful tailored access to customer and community insights.2

3. Sentiment Analysis

Techniques developed within ADAPT allowed users to gain an accurate overview of ongoing public events in public broadcasting. They also facilitate the identification of novel audience segmentation. 3

4. Image & Video Processing

Using novel technologies we allow people and organisations to converse and engage more deeply with digital content.4

5. Multimedia Content Summary

ADAPT technology takes multimedia such as video, images and voice and interpreted and condenses the information around topics of interest.5

6. Deep Learning

Our Deep Learning research has led to industrial knowledge transfer and is proving beneficial to a range of business situations including the recognition of sarcasm and the improvement of text analysis technologies. 6

7. Machine Translation

We extend the effectiveness of all the MT system types across a wide range of languages and domains.7

8. Machine Learning

Our Machine Learning models enable the analysis of complex data such as financial data sets giving accurate results on large scale data sets.8

9. Virtual & Augmented Reality

ADAPT’s technology facilitates the recognition of relationships between multi-dimensional data sets by providing new ways to interpret, interact with and gain insights from data.9

10. Digital Content Management

Our expertise covers the entire life cycle of digital content and our solutions are helping organisations navigate an increasingly complex digital content landscape.10

11. Artificial Intelligence

ADAPT is pushing the boundaries of human speech and gesture recognition to increase the accuracy of robotic interpretation.11

12. Multimodal Interaction

We use psychometric approaches and social sensing to adapt rendering of content, based on the analysis of features such as voice and gesture.12

13. Semantic Web & Linked Data

ADAPT works on technology that links different types of information allowing the user a fuller experience of their data searches. Examples include geographic details, historical information, public opinion and recommendations.13

14. Personalisation

ADAPT delivers personalisation services in a range of learning environments ranging from technical undergraduate courses to airline training procedures.14

15. Natural Language Processing

ADAPT has unique expertise in active learning, statistical NLP and crowd-sourced annotation.15

16. FinTech

We are leading on innovations in payments, insurance and regulation technologies that are capable of creating significant change in financial services.16

17. Search & Information Retrieval

We develop smarter search and retrieval technologies that help deliver the most relevant digital content to the user.17

18. Knowledge Management & Extract

Knowledge is an organisations main asset. ADAPT is spearheading analysis of large multimedia data sources to facilitate knowledge extraction and management.18

19. Neural Networks

ADAPT is taking the core expertise of neural networks and applying it to a series of content scenarios.19

Our Research Themes

1. Interacting with Global Content

The focus is on supporting conversational content that adapts to the user's cognitive state to maintain an engaging multimodal dialogue regardless of physical context.

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2. Managing the Global Conversation

Addressing the tools that individuals, organisations and society need to efficiently manage the complex data flows that arise from rapid innovation in digital content technologies.

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3. Transforming Global Content

Achieving translation of controlled quality across multiple language pairs and domains can leverage human interactions for effective and authentic communication across language and cultural barriers.

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4. Understanding Global Content

Language technology research focusing on the analysis, annotation and extraction of meaningful knowledge from textual, spoken or video content across languages and domains.

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5. Personalising the User Experience

Centred on adapting service and content to how individual users most naturally discover, share and use content so that it is both pertinent to their current tasks and minimises the cognitive load.

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Research Initiative

Ethics and Privacy

Ethical and privacy issues need to be to the forefront during technology development and ADAPT helps industry and individuals understand, manage and control overwhelming amounts of content.

Case Study

Personalised Content Recommendation

Present your customers with tailored web content!

Case Study

SentiWords Tweet

Revealing public opinion about politicians and parties during the Irish General Election 2016.

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Our Experts

ADAPT is internationally renowned for its research expertise. The Centre is made up of a vibrant international community of academics, researchers, developers and business professionals.

115 Expert Researchers
80 Industry Partners
327 Published Papers
10 Experts
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Publications

FinTech Fusion

Stock market illiquidity, bargaining power and the cost of borrowing

Journal Article

Impact Evaluation of an Emerging European Health Project – The MIDAS Model

Journal Article

Expectations of artificial intelligence and the performativity of ethics: Implications for communication governance

Journal Article

Improving Depression Level Estimation by Concurrently Learning Emotion Intensity

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Research News

ADAPT Researcher Dr Tijana Milosevic Testifies at the Oireachtas on the UN International Day Against

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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

3 ADAPT Researchers Received SFI Frontiers for the Future Awards totaling over €1.2M

National events

Explore the Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence in our Lives

ADAPT is running a workshop for teachers to assist students in exploring the role AI is playing in our lives.
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News

Choosing our Future Public Forum

Have your Voice Heard

10 Nov
ADAPT Researcher Dr Tijana Milosevic Testifies at the Oireachtas on the UN International Day Against

Dr Tijana Milošević was invited to share her expert knowledge at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research

6 Nov
3 ADAPT Researchers Received SFI Frontiers for the Future Awards totaling over €1.2M

Aidan Meade, Jennifer Foster, and Rachel McDonnell were among the researchers who received €53M of the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme funding.

2 Nov
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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

National Finals of AILO 2020 to be held remotely in qualifying schools

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