Data mining tools for changing modalities of communication (DAMMOC)

Communication in the modern world is more versatile than ever.

Written language can vary from novels and newspaper articles to instant messaging and personal letters, while spoken language ranges from formal speeches and interviews to mobile and face-to-face conversations. The DAMMOC project is about analysing and comparing language use in different contexts. Using state-of-the-art techniques from data mining and information visualisation, we are developing new tools and methods for studying this enormous variety of linguistic communication.

Project members

Project leader

  • Professor Heikki Mannila (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology)

Project members

  • Professor Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
  • Professor Kari-Jouko Räihä (University of Tampere)
  • Jefrey Lijffijt (University of Bristol)
  • Panagiotis Papapetrou (Stockholm University)
  • Kai Puolamäki (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
  • Harri Siirtola (University of Tampere)
  • Tanja Säily (University of Helsinki)
  • Turo Vartiainen (University of Helsinki)

The project is based on intensive collaboration in the multidisciplinary consortium. The project is led by Professor Heikki Mannila from Helsinki Institute of Information Technology. The third partner in the consortium is the Varieng Centre of Excellence, led by Professor Terttu Nevalainen from the University of Helsinki. The role of TAUCHI is to develop suitable visualizations and tools for interacting with the visualizations.

External links

VIRG website –

Text Variation Explorer Tool –