Create automatic narratives about any topic!

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Arquivo.pt provides a new function that allows you to automatically create temporal narratives on any topic.

The “Narrative” functionality, integrated into Arquivo.pt in September 2021, is the result of the collaboration between “Conta-me Histórias”, winner of the Arquivo.pt Award 2018, and Arquivo.pt.

The Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories) project was developed by researchers from the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD – INESCTEC )  and affiliated to the institutions Instituto Politécnico de Tomar – Center for Research in Smart Cities (CI2) ; University of Porto and University of Innsbruck .

How it works?

When a user enters a set of words about a topic in the Arquivo.pt search box and clicks on the “Narrative” button, the user is directed to the “Conta-me Histórias” service, which automatically analyzes the news from 25 websites archived by Arquivo.pt over time and presents a chronology of news related to the topic.

For example, if we search for “Just Bieber” and click on the “Narrative” button (Figure 1), we will be directed to the “Conta-me Histórias” , where we will automatically obtain a narrative of archived news (Figure 2).

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Figure 1: Search results for pages about “Justin Bieber”.

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Figure 2: Narrative of news about “Justin Bieber” from Portuguese news sites preserved by Arquivo.pt generated by the “Conta-me Histórias” service.

Create your narrative now!

“Conta-me Histórias” researches, analyzes and aggregates thousands of results to generate each narrative about a topic. It is recommended to choose descriptive words about well-defined themes, personalities or events to obtain good narratives.

Creating a narrative is useful for researchers, journalists or citizens who want to quickly get an overview of the evolution of a topic along time, thus saving them a lot of time and effort.

Go to Arquivo.pt and try to create a narrative about a theme of your choice.

Tell us about your experience so we can improve the service!

Study on “homosexuality” based on past news

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:35 am

Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper

by João Teixeira Duarte and Zélia Teixeira, winners of the second prize of the Arquivo.pt Awards 2018.

This work values the social changes in the Portuguese and international reality when it comes to the visibility of LGBT-related social issues, and explores the role of social communication in promoting the visibility of these issues, along with its influence in keeping them in the social agenda.

20 years of the Expresso news site under review

To achieve this, 20 years of publication history of the Expresso newspaper published online (from 1997 to 2017) — mainly accessed through the Arquivo.pt web archive tool — were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively.

In quantitative terms, through grounded analysis the following categories emerged: Legislative-political (81 pieces), Social (37), Discrimination and aggression (23), Arts and culture (18), Popular (12), Religious (15), Opinion (19), Link between homosexuality and pedophilia (5).

In qualitative terms, a trend to normalise homossexual individuals, relationships and related issues (such as same sex marriage and adoption) was observed.

In parallel, a tendency to progressively represent the LGBT population’s negative experiences for emotional resonance was also found.

In general, this archive encapsulated a glimpse of the evolution of this social phenomenon in the Portuguese society, in tandem and sometimes in contrast with the international realities that framed it.

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Arquivo.pt 2018 Awards Presentation

Last updated on April 3rd, 2019 at 11:22 am

Arquivo.pt 2018 Award was presented  to the winners, by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation , Carlos Moedas, on July 3 at  Ciência 2018 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia at the Lisbon Congress Centre

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Arquivo.pt 2018 Award Winners

Last updated on April 3rd, 2019 at 11:48 am


Arquivo.pt 2018 Award was presented  to the winners by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation , Carlos Moedas,on July 3 at  Ciência 2018 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

First prize – “Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories)

“Conta-me Histórias” won first prize and 10 000 euros. This is a team effort from Ricardo Campos, Arian Pasquali, Vítor Mangaravite, Alípio Jorge and Adam Jatowt.

Conta-me Histórias is an online service that provides a temporal narrative about any subject using  24 electronic news platforms.

Second Prize – Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper

The second prize of 3 000 euros was given to “Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper” from João Teixeira Duarte and Zélia Teixeira.

This study intends to facilitate a reflection about homosexuality portrait in a Portuguese newspaper over 20 years.

Third Prize – “Arquivo de Opinião”

The third prize of 2 000 euros was given to “Arquivo de Opinião” from Miguel Won.

Arquivo de Opinião is a web application which offers the user a digital repository  of opinion articles published between 2008 and 2016, in the most prominent Portuguese media outlets.

About Arquivo.pt Award

Arquivo.pt Award intends to highlight every year, innovative and original projects showing Arquivo.pt utility as a research data infrastructure.

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Arquivo.pt Award will be given at Ciência 2018

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:36 am

Arquivo.pt 2018 award will be given at  “Ciência 2018 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia”, wich will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of July, at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

The European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation , Carlos Moedas, will present the award at the plenary session “Novas fronteiras da era digital na Europa e no Mundo”, on July 3 at 17h30. The 1.º prize is 10 000 euros, the 2.º is 3 000 euros and the 3.º is 2 000 euros.

This was the Arquivo.pt award first edition. The competition ended on May 4 and 27 proposals from various fields such as: media, technology, computer science, tourism, cultural and historic patrimony, were received. This award recognises originality and innovation in Arquivo.pt’s applicability and the importance of web preservation.

Arquivo.pt Prizes 2018: Call for submissions!

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:37 am

Applications for the Arquivo.pt Prizes 2018 are open until May 4.

The 1st prize is 10 000 EURO, individual or group applications can be submitted about any theme. The only requirement is to use Arquivo.pt as the main source of information.

To apply, you will need to submit a text and a short video describing the work done. The use of the Portuguese language is mandatory.

Know more at:
http://arquivo.pt/prizes

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Arquivo.pt Award 2018 was announced

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 11:37 am

During the Arquivo.pt Event, the release of the Arquivo.pt Prize 2018 was announced.

The purpose of the first edition of this Prize is to foster innovative research or application of resources preserved from the Web, through the research and access services publicly made available by Arquivo.pt.

The applications must clearly demonstrate the usefulness and unique nature of Arquivo.pt for the proposed work and the impact of the work in the society or community for which it is intended.

Who can apply?

The award is primarily targeted at members of the national academic and scientific community.

Prize values

  • First place: € 10 000
  • Second place: € 3 000
  • Third place: € 2 000

Application deadline

  • 4th May 2018

To find out about news about the Prize, we suggest subscribing to our mailing list (in Portuguese) or periodically check the informative site about Arquivo.pt.

How to apply?

The applicants will have to present their work through a text and a short video (in Portuguese). The detailed Regulation is in preparation.

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