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Re: deaf-uk-bsl again

By Lisa Harper | "Lisa Harper" <lisa@...> | lisah2u
August 29, 2004 | Post #995 | Topic #987

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Alison Bryan <alison.bryan@g...> wrote: > As a few people have asked me aboout this, I've temporarily changed > the archive settings for deaf-uk-bsl .... to public. > > Archives here: > http://groups-beta.google.com/group/deaf-uk-bsl Hi Allison, Thanks for the peek! This is such a wonderful idea. I wish I understood BSL (or ASL, for that matter)! From my point of view, the titles of your posts are a sort of thread summary of a particular conversation. I can see why some people are very interested in the "metadata" problem for video. Ideally, you'd like to be able to search on the content of video, too. Because in your case, the content is language! (I'm a computational linguist, by the way, so this is really exciting stuff to me.) There are definitely people (at universities) working on this problem for content-based video retrieval... but I doubt they imagined people using video the way you are. This stuff is pretty far out... you'd most likely combine gesture understanding with a standard such as MPEG-7 which provides the means for encoding metadata for content indexing and retrieval. In the near term, I guess you already know, your best bet is manual annotation of videos. Ideally, you want a tool that can automatically segment your video into smaller chunks which you can then easily markup with useful descriptions or key words. I'm really enjoying using a camera phone that allows me to capture tiny pieces of video. I'll write a post on this very shortly... but the nice thing is that once your webpage loads, all of the video is immediately accessible... there is no waiting time for video to load since the pieces are very small -- around 150kb for 15-seconds. This seems really applicable to the video wiki idea... Lisa http://www.lisaharper.org/