PENG - Personalized News Content Programming

Funding: European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), Information Society Technologies (IST) priority.

Project leader: prof. Gabriella Pasi, Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche ITC-CNR/Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca

Period: 2 years: 1 September 2004 - 30 August 2006

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The huge production of multimedia information available on the World Wide Web stimulates the development of fast and effective systems that support an easy access to the information items relevant to specific users’ needs. The definition and development of systems that help users in accessing multimedia information relevant to their needs is a very important research topic. The activity of these systems is based on the solution of a decision-making problem: how to identify the information items that correspond to the users’ information preferences?


The PENG project focuses on the problem of defining a news content composition and programming environment to the aim of offering to professional and general users an interactive and personalised tool for multimedia news gathering and delivery. The system which is proposed within the PENG project aims in fact at collecting news from specialised archives in a personalised way, making the user able to deepen a selected topic by searching for additional information on the specialised archives, the web and personal archives, and editing the final news through a multi-document summarisation approach.

My contribution

Although I wasn't formally involved in this project, I helped the research team in the definition of new ideas and strategies for the development of the Graphical User Interface. One of these ideas is depicted in the following picture (click on it to enlarge):

peng interface mokup

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