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IRFS Weeknotes #111

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Libby Miller | 16:53 UK time, Friday, 8 June 2012

It's been a short week and many people are away, but there's still work to report:

On FI Content, Chris Needham and Theo have been exploring the user scenarios and interactions relating to authenticating a connected TV to an online account. They feel that they have worked out a good model for this piece of work, which can be seen as similar to aspects of RadioTAG (pdf) authentication but also brings additional problems of interest.

ABC IP had its review for this quarter, where Dominic showed the contributor segmentation and identification demo, and the World Service tagging experiment - the review went very well. Yves has also been reviewing EBU documents and working a bit on a schema.org extension for TV and radio. He is also preparing his talk for the Europeana plenary in Leuven next week.

Becky and Chris Newell have been finalising a paper and a poster for the upcoming Euro ITV 2012 conference in Berlin. The paper discusses the results of a recommender system field trial using dynamic collaborative filtering, while the poster presents a novel user-controlled interface for TV recommendations. If you're at the conference do visit Becky for a chat during the poster session.

Olivier's week started with good news - the paper he wrote with Andrew Leimdorfer from the News Specials team for a workshop on data journalism and government policy modelling was accepted with very positive reviews. He and Andrew have been given a slot to speak there and he's started working on a talk. The rest of his week was dedicated to the W3C Audio work: a couple of meetings and a fairly tedious migration from one issue tracker to another.

I've been preparing for the VistaTV kickoff in Zurich next week, including helping set up the project website. Chris Newell and I are both going to attend, and we're very much looking forward to getting the project up and running. I've also been following Semtechbiz remotely, including the panel on schema.org.

My favourite quote from the conference from Jim Hendler: "#semtechbiz my take home message: https://schema.org -- the gateway drug to semantics".



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