Whacky is a project to capture user information from social networks. It mines twitter and other linked accounts to collect as much information as is available. Application of such a technology seems to be awesome such as in understanding leakage of personal identifiable information.0
Dr. Haimonti Dutta’s work on newspaper article categorisation was also an inspiration. Although, at the first glance, this looked relatively simple, it will be interesting to know what features were used to categorise short articles. Obviously, multiple categories may apply to an article and ranking should have been a mandatory part.
Both these projects descriptions are reachable through the IIIT Delhi website. Have a read.