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.
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.