With the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup a month away, Sony has launched One Stadium Live – a one-of-a-kind social network site dedicated to football fans around the world.
The site is hosted on Sony’s One Stadium portal site and optimised for smartphone, tablet, and personal computers. It brings together football-related social media content from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ into a single platform.
Topics and posts from around the world will be organised according to people’s interests and relevance, sorted to show the most popular, latest, relevant news and posts on football.
One Stadium Live serves as a one-stop site where all interesting conversation and news on football gathers, enabling fans to unite beyond personal connections.
The natural language processing technology used in the tracking and analysis of the online conversations for One Stadium Live studies and learns language patterns as opposed to monitoring key words, is the result of 14 years of research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that applies artificial intelligence and a database of 17-million facts to appropriate common sense knowledge to text mining.
Content can be further filtered by preferred languages, with the site accommodating six languages – English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
The site also provides team profiles for each of the 32 competing teams of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with squad lists and individual player profiles, as well as the tournament schedule and results, boosting supporters’ expertise of their own team, while delivering insights into the opposition.
During the matches, the Match Live feature will deliver a second screen experience with a real-time, filtered stream of what all fans around the world are saying about that particular game.