educamp ilmenau

April 19th, 2008 by Martin

I’m currently attending the educamp in Ilmenau. A lot of interesting sessions, especially yovisto really impressed me. If offers “academic video search” and already links to approximately 3000 videos, a lot of them from Germany, but also content from, e.g., MIT Lectures. What is really cool is the automatic indexing of videos using ocr, and the possibility to tag a certain point in time and to post these tags in other social bookmarking systems. Great work!

educamp sessions
educamp sessions, source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cspannagel/2432559087

In the moment, I’m listening to a nice presentation about the digital profil of a fake identity (Rainer Buhl-Schied - good one). And of course I’ll attend the session with Stephan Downes, I hope they will set up a good connection…

re:publica 08

April 4th, 2008 by Martin

I’m currently in Berlin attending the re:publica. The current session is quite boring, so I used the time to upload the slides of the presentation I gave yesterday. It’s called “Sagt wer? Metadaten im Web”. Slides are in German, but not that much text anyway.

The presentation is about why metadata is important, how metadata can be generated, and about why we should embrace any kind of information that is available. At least when we have the choice what to use in which way. And of course I also talked about ALOE , also introducing our tag recommendation approach. More on this topic when I’m back from Berlin, and when the FP7 madness is over.