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The television experience enhanced by online social and semantic data


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The television experience enhanced by online social and semantic data

  1. 1. The television experience enhanced by online social and semantic data Dr Lyndon Nixon, STI International with Lora Aroyo (VUA) & Libby Miller (BBC)
  2. 2. NoTube project <ul><li>European Union funded Integrated Project </li></ul><ul><li>started March 2009, ending February 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Key ideas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating TV & Web with help of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting the user back in the driving seat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TV is not bound to the device </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. NoTube partners
  4. 4. Rest of my talk <ul><li>What is the future TV experience? </li></ul><ul><li>How our social profiles will be part of TV </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging online semantic data </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing TV with new user-centric applications </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the future of television?
  6. 6. Our digital lives & social profiles <ul><li>Our real lives are increasingly paralleled by a virtual life in social networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share what we are doing, what we are watching, what we like and don‘t like… </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. TV and the Social Web <ul><li>Today we see „naive“ bridging apps between the two worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post to Facebook or Twitter from your TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your TV preferences / make recommendations to friends </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Bridging TV and the Web <ul><li>If content over TV and the Web is converging, why not metacontent like my personal interests or content consumption activity? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Metadata on TV and on the Web <ul><li>TV metadata includes content descriptions (title, summary, genre, concepts), esp. EPG data </li></ul><ul><li>Different formats e.g. TVAnytime, BMF, EBUCore </li></ul><ul><li>Web metadata is often missing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little uptake for HTML META tag or microformats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naive textual matching the usual approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some NLP/clustering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some media formats have simple metadata associated with them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some efforts towards more metadata, like </li></ul></ul>TV Content Creator 2 TV Content Creator 3 TV Archive 1 TV Archive 2 n+1 NoTube Broadcaster 1 Broadcaster 2 Broadcaster 3 TV Content Creator 1
  10. 10. Common models <ul><li>Shared data models, vocabularies, identification schemes are needed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Linked Data themeMusicComposer
  12. 12. LUPedia concept extraction tool
  13. 13. Enhancing EPG metadata
  14. 14. Deriving an user profile <ul><li>NoTube is generating user profiles from data the user creates on the Social Web, and in this way facilitating a personalised TV experience without an intrusive user profiling process. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Linking social and semantic data on TV and the Web
  16. 16. Deriving an user profile (2)
  17. 17. Recommendation of TV programmes
  18. 18. Personalised news (RAI)
  19. 19. Personalised EPG & advertising (Stoneroos, Thomson)
  20. 20. Uncovering long tail content (BBC)
  21. 21. The NoTube ecosystem <ul><li>NoTube applications </li></ul><ul><li>are driven in the back end by </li></ul><ul><li>NoTube services </li></ul><ul><li>Concept extraction </li></ul><ul><li>EPG enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>User profile generation </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation engines </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thank you for your attention <ul><li>Follow NoTube at and @notube </li></ul><ul><li>See the demos at IBC, Sept 8-13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected World, Hall 13, Stand 202 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or online videos & docs at </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in NoTube technology exploitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact me: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>