Priberam has pursued an R&D strategy in cooperation with universities, institutes and companies, from Portugal and abroad


R&D strategy

In addition to the research activities conducted independently, Priberam has also pursued an R&D strategy in cooperation with universities, institutes and companies, from Portugal and abroad. Although most of these activities is strictly business scope, others are developed within national and international projects.

In the recent years

In recent years, Priberam participated in the following European projects: TRUST (Text Retrieval Using Semantic Technologies), M-CAST (Multilingual Content Aggregation System based on the TRUST Search Engine) and OpenSem and mobilizer program with TECNOVOZ in the technology area of speech.

Past projects also include Discooperio, a project to develop new search technologies, aggregation, summarization and personalized presentation of content; and Quaero, a program focused on the analysis, classification and usage of digital multimedia content for professionals and consumers.


Since early 2016, Priberam is actively involved in SUMMA. This project, in collaboration with 8 other partners, has the objective to provide a media monitoring platform capable of dealing with large volumes of data across many languages and different media types.

In this project, Priberam is responsible to provide natural language technologies to improve the state-of-art in tasks like story clustering, entity extraction, automatically knowledge base construction, semantic parsing, summarization, sentiment identification and others.

Priberam Projects


AudioQ aims to leverage Cofina‘s suite of products in the voice services space by bringing real-time, conversational news experience in Portuguese language to consumers. Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home are the two first targeted devices.


The goal of news.bridge is to make audiovisual/broadcasting content available in virtually any language. The news.bridge consortium involves three other European partners (Deutsche Welle, LETA and LIUM) and is funded by Google’s Digital News Initiative.


+Perto app will work as a hyperlocal information agent, using geolocation and automated writing technologies to present information such as traffic, weather, minor and youth league results, movie and restaurant reviews on nearby places, all alongside journalistic coverage from Público.