Winners of the annual award that distinguishes innovative uses of the information preserved by were announced on July 22nd. Learn more about each of the awarded projects. 

The Prize has the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The fifth edition of the award will be held in 2022, and it will once again reward original and innovative works that demonstrate the usefulness of the service, as well as the importance of preserving and using information published on the web. In total, 15 thousand euros in prizes will be awarded. See the winners here!

1st place - "Parliamentary Archives

The winner of the 10 000 euro prize was the work "Parliamentary Archive" developed by Tiago Santos.

"Parliament Archive" is a Web application that aggregates news and opinion articles extracted from based on's open data.

For example, a user can search on a political personality and get speeches, news and other publications that has preserved. 

2nd runner-up - "Automatic classification of stigmatizing mental illness items"

The 2nd prize of 3 000 euros was awarded to the work "Automatic classification of stigmatizing mental illness articles", by Alina Yanchuk, Alina Trifan, Olga Fajarda and José Luís Oliveira.

This paper developed a methodology for the automatic classification of stigmatizing mental illness articles, present in Portuguese online news newspapers, using Artificial Intelligence.

For example, a news story that uses the term schizophrenia in association with a news story about political life is classified as stigmatizing. Using automated processes this work allows thousands of news stories to be identified and draws the attention of the media and society to the stigmatization of mental illness.


3rd place - "Public Archive

The 3rd place received a prize of 2,000 euros and was awarded to the work "Public Archive", developed by Diogo Correia and Ricardo Campos.

"Public Archive" is a Web application focused on the contents published on the Público newspaper website over time and preserved by As a result, we have a Web interface that allows the visualization of archived news about a given subject and also the representation of the number of news, most frequent terms and geographical reference.

Honorable Mention Award

The Público newspaper, official partner of the 5th edition of the Prize, awarded this work an Honorable Mention. 

Find more information about the awarded works at the website

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