From words to graphics: ARIA (Round 5)

Italy Project type: prototype Sicilian Communication Srl


ARIA is a tool for journalists which uses Machine Learning techniques to read and interpret an article or a press release in order to automatically create an infographic. The tool is an assistant, not a substitute, for journalists. It will be able to represent information such as numerical data and percentages, item lists, maps and timelines. A new way to tell stories.

The solution

Today, infographics seem to be the perfect choice for displaying information in a smart, captivating and user-friendly form. Unfortunately, they are time-consuming and expensive to make. ARIA is a way of allowing journalists without design skills to easily create one. The increasing presence of infographics within the articles will entail a significant re-organization of the workflow in the newsroom. The readers’ experience will also be improved.