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Re: [videoblogging] question

By Ryan Shaw | Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@...> | ryan_b_shaw
September 16, 2004 | Post #1215 | Topic #948

Lucas Gonze wrote: > The general algorithm I'm using is say that you want to publish a > document containing an assertion that FOO is a response to BAR. I > picked HTML as the most trivial way to do that. Lucas, your idea reminds me of the ScholOnto project, which attempts to do something very similar to what you propose: namely, turn implicit relationships among linked documents into machine-readable assertions: "The ScholOnto Project is a 3 year effort (2001-2004) to build and deploy a prototype infrastructure for making scholarly claims about the significance of research documents. 'Claims' are made by making connections between ideas. Any claim is of course open to counterarguments. The connections are grounded in a discourse/argumentation ontology, which makes possible innovative services for navigating, visualizing and analysing the network as it grows." http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/scholonto/ ScholOnto is focused on scholarly claims, but the general idea can be applied to video, by replacing the discourse/argumentation ontology with something else. I am particularly interested in replacing it with an ontology of cinematographic relationships, so one could say, make an assertion like <a href="wide_angle_overhead.mov" establishes="closeup.mov"></a> I would probably use RDF rather than HTML, but whatever--the main point is to come up with something that allows coherent paths through the network to be constructed semi-automatically. Anyway, my master's project will be investigating this sort of hypervideo structure-building--probably not immediately practical for videoblogging like the ideas you guys are throwing around, but maybe interesting nonetheless. Cheers, Ryan