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DeepFin: State-of-the-art natural language processing for Finnish

A major challenge in implementing the BERT method for a variety of languages has been the sheer volume of text input and computational power required to train the model properly. The BERT method was implemented for Finnish in DeepFin, one of CSC's 2019 Grand Challenge pilot projects.

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Structural biology guiding development of new SARS-Cov2 therapies

Ville Paavilainen at the University of Helsinki is researching a small molecule inhibitor that may prove useful in blocking SARS-CoV2 virus from replicating and thereby preventing the COVID-19 disease.

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Using computer simulations in search of drugs against SARS-CoV-2

The researchers are searching areas on the surface of the new corona virus S-protein to which the drug could bind while preventing the virus from binding the ACE2 protein on the surface of human cells. The computing capacity reserved by CSC for research against the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the progress of the research.

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CSC offered resources in a virtual Biohackathon helping to develop new tools for COVID-19 analysis

More than 20 different projects and over 500 scientists, software developers and clinicians met in the online event from 5 to 11 April with a goal to improve the accessibility of COVID-19 data, protocols, analysis pipelines and provide dedicated compute resources to execute demanding data analysis tasks.

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Liikunta ja huippu-urheilu kulkevat käsi kädessä ja digitalisaatio lisää niiden vaikuttavuutta

Olympiakomitean uudistetussa strategiassa uutena elementtinä on runsaasti keskustelua herättänyt kolmas tukijalka huippu-urheilun ja seurojen toiminnan tukemisen lisäksi: liikkeen ja liikunnallisen elämäntavan edistäminen. Digitalisaatio tuo aivan uudenlaista lisäarvoa myös liikunnalle ja urheilulle. Lajiliitoissa ja seuroissa onkin jo herätty tiedolla johtamiseen, jonka avulla voidaan esimerkiksi kohdentaa urheilijoiden tavoitteellista kehittämistä juuri oikeille osa-alueille, parantaa seurahallinnon läpinäkyvyyttä, tai seurata pitkällä aikavälillä liikunnan yhteiskunnallista vaikuttavuutta.

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Competence development, peer support and working together – CSC Research Data Management Competence Center

The goal of CSC's Research Data Management Competence Center is to promote the open science and practices of FAIR principles. We want to support our customers in implementing sensible data management and using data management services.

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Data analytics steps for supporting project planning

Analytical Steps is a tool developed at CSC for identifying data analytics capabilities. The tool has been inspired by the maturity models used in software development. In Analytical Steps, the stages of data analytics are divided into five steps: collect, describe, discover, predict and interact.

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Language Bank, language technology and donated speech

In the future, we can expect a lot from this combination: there will be a large amount of high-quality speech data and heavy computing by supercomputers available for university researchers, research institutes and businesses, and it will be easier to implement various joint projects.

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EUDAT – data services and international collaboration for research

Data is changing the ways research is conducted. The EUDAT – European Data Infrastructure – a research data infrastructure initiative co-funded by the European Commission, offers research communities and researchers a set of generic services on which they can rely to manage their data and build up their e-infrastructure capacity.

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Case KAVI: CSC supports the preservation of Finnish radio and television heritage

KAVI preserves films and film-related materials as well as television programs for our decendants. CSC maintains KAVI´s radio and television program archives and provides the live streaming services so that the films and programs can be watched and heard by our users today, as well as the future generations.

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