#lime2015 workshop @WWWfirenze program now online. keynote by @lysander07!

The 3rd International Workshop on Linked Media – taking place at WWW 2015 on 18th May – has published its program.

Besides 2 full papers and 3 demos on various aspects of Linked Media, we are particularly proud to announce Harald Sack from HPI Potsdam will be our keynote speaker, on the topic of “From Script Idea to TV Rerun – The Idea of Linked Production Data in the Media Value Chain”. Harald Sack is co-initiator of the D-Werft project, focused on semantic data integration in the media value chain and his talk will surely reveal new processes making use (and re-use) of Linked Data and semantic metadata in the film production industry.

Accepted papers and demos cover topics such as:

  • video hyperlinking to explore multimedia archives
  • an online portal as a future Linked Media ecosystem
  • a query language SPARQL-MM to access Linked Media
  • a demo towards contextual media analysis
  • automating media annotation with a Linked Data workflow

To bring all of this together, we plan to close the workshop with a joint group activity to bring Linked Media to life! Don’t miss out, participate at LIME 2015 – we look forward to seeing you!

 

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LinkedTV supports #SmartTV app development @EuropeanaSpace Hackathon for @rbb_inno #BerlinWall documentary

On 25 and 26 February, LinkedTV partners Noterik  and RBB participated in an EuropeanaSpace workshop in Berlin. We were able to use the MultiScreen Toolkit to develop a small app to view a tour of the Berlin wall on a TV screen, with a smartphone serving as a remote control.  Viewers can click a link on their phone, that acts as a second screen, after which the Berlin wall tour is loaded on the main screen (TV). Other participants were impressed at how we were able to use our toolkit to build a working multiscreen application in a relatively short time. Together with Sound and Vision we were able to add links to related content which become available to viewers on the second screen while the Berlin wall documentary plays on their TV by using their Editor Tool – taking an activity which today requires building dedicated applications and making it quick and simple for editors thanks to the support of the Multiscreen Toolkit (see also the Showcase) to handle the enrichments created in the Editor Tool (see also the Showcase). The whole experience showed the value of the LinkedTV technology workflow, giving broadcasters eased access to enriching their TV programming with other content and handling its delivery synchronised across screens to their viewers.

For a comprehensive report on the workshop, check the Sound and Vision blog. For more on the LinkedTV technologies, see our Showcases.

This article was originally published at http://www.noterik.nl/smart-tv-apps-at-european-space-hackathon/ 

LinkedTV @EBU_TECH on #HbbTV 2.0 for linking Television and the Web, whether #smarttv #secondscreen or #multiscreen

See and hear Linked Television at next month’s EBU BroadThinking 2015 event!

With the recent launch of HbbTV 2.0, the SmartTV standard for broadcasters to deliver Internet based services alongside their broadcast programming, this is the perfect moment for the LinkedTV project to show broadcasters its innovative technology solution to analyse and annotate TV programs. LinkedTV enables TV enrichment, i.e. temporal segments of programs may be linked to related content from the Web about the topics and objects that occur therein. Combined with HbbTV 2.0, broadcasters can offer this added value content as part of their existing broadcast channels and viewers can access and browse enrichments on a connected second screen without needing to download any applications or purchase any additional hardware.

LinkedTV will present in the Application Showcases slot on 18 March 2015 under the title “Linking the Web seamlessly with broadcast TV: issues and lessons learnt”. This talk will reflect on the issues we experienced in implementing Linked Television for broadcast TV and how HbbTV 2.0 can facilitate broadcasters in offering Linked Television.

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#eurtech15 EuropeanaTech talk on linking art objects in TV to #Europeana content on a #secondscreen

On 12-13 February 2015 LinkedTV participated at the EuropeanaTech Conference in Paris with its contribution on LinkedCulture: linking related art objects with a cultural heritage TV program using the Europeana API.

LinkedTV works on synchronized delivery of Web content related to objects and topics present in a parallel online television program, which we call “Linked Television”. An “ignite talk” (slides below) explained our LinkedCulture prototype which enhances the Dutch TV program Tussen Kunst et Kitsch (with a similar format to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow) with links to art objects from Europeana similar to the art object being discussed in the show, displayed and browseable on a second screen such as a laptop or tablet alongside the TV viewing. A poster explained the technical developments of the LinkedTV project which make LinkedCulture possible.

Thanks to Johan Oomen for giving the talk, Lyndon Nixon for accompanying the poster and Lotte Belice Baltussen for continual support!

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@LinkedTV Multimedia Analysis REST service provides powerful content processing for your TV & video material

In order that the LinkedTV Platform is able to produce rich metadata descriptions of ingested video, LinkedTV has been working on providing a wide range of multimedia analytics techniques to fragment video, label fragments with concepts and extract textual metadata from audio and image. These techniques have been combined into a single Web service which is available to the Platform via a REST API. A new video has been produced to describe the latest version of this Web service covering methods for chapter and topic segmentation, scene and shot detection, concept extraction and audio processing. For more information or access to these multimedia analytics capabilities, please contact our project partner CERTH-ITI (Evlampios Apostolidis, apostolid AT iti DOT gr).

LinkedTV Multimedia Analysis REST Service: Video Demo from Linked Television on Vimeo.

Congrats to Linked TV News, winning an honorary mention at the Design Biennial, now touring Spain and Latin America

At the Ibero American Biennial of Design (BID) in Madrid, LinkedTV researchers Lilia Perez and Michiel Hildebrand from the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, have been awarded a honorary mention in the category Digital Design for the concept and interaction design of Linked TV News. Linked TV News is a second screen companion for watching the news based on semantic web technologies.

Linked TV news was selected out of six hundred submissions and reached the top 5 in its category. As a consequence the project will be featured in the international exhibition of the Biennial that will be shown until 28 February 2015 in Madrid. Following this, the collection will tour throughout Spain and several Latin American countries to be shown in design and art museums and venues. See the winning application in the video below:

LinkedTV News Final English version-HD from Linked Television on Vimeo.

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Deadline extended to 31.1. for the 3rd #LinkedMedia workshop @WWWfirenze

LinkedTV is pleased to announce an extension to the submission deadline of our third international Linked Media workshop to January 31!

Taking place on May 18, 2015 it is co-located with the globe’s most important annual Web conference, WWW 2015, this time in Florence, Italy.

LinkedTV supports the so-called principles of Linked Media, which are to publicly publish online multimedia descriptions in a semantic and structured fashion so that Web agents may be able to retrieve and re-use online media in new applications and services. The workshop will give researchers and practitioners the chance to present and discuss developments in this domain, whether annotation models for online media, retrieval and re-use of online media, or application and service innovations and business opportunities for Linked Media.

The workshop submission details are on its webpage http://www.linkedtv.eu/event/lime2015/.

 

 

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@LinkedTV wishes all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Like everyone else, the LinkedTV partners will now take their Christmas and New Year break and return refreshed in 2015 to complete the last three months of the LinkedTV project. It should be an exciting time, with all the technologies and services being finalised, evaluations, public and private releases, online trials of the LinkedTV experience, final dissemination actions and exploitation plans. Join us again next year and in the meantime remind yourself of what LinkedTV is and does at our Public Showcases page!

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Join the 3rd #LinkedMedia workshop @WWWfirenze for #LOD + #Multimedia! Deadline 24/1.

LinkedTV is pleased to announce the third international Linked Media workshop!

Taking place on May 18, 2015 it is co-located with the globe’s most important annual Web conference, WWW 2015, this time in Florence, Italy.

LinkedTV supports the so-called principles of Linked Media, which are to publicly publish online multimedia descriptions in a semantic and structured fashion so that Web agents may be able to retrieve and re-use online media in new applications and services. The workshop will give researchers and practitioners the chance to present and discuss developments in this domain, whether annotation models for online media, retrieval and re-use of online media, or application and service innovations and business opportunities for Linked Media.

The workshop submission details are on its webpage http://www.linkedtv.eu/event/lime2015/.

 

 

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LinkedTV demonstration of LinkedCulture: a companion application with related cultural information during Tussen Kunst & Kitsch

With the kind permission of AVROTROS, LinkedTV has implemented a companion screen application for watching episodes of the Dutch TV program “Tussen Kunst und Kitsch” and providing viewers direct access to relevant related information about the art objects being discussed in the program. Viewing can be done on the main TV screen while exploring information on the second screen, and art objects and their associated information can be bookmarked to return to later.

See the video:

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