Posted on April 4th, 2011 by Keith Laidlaw
Jarek Wilkiewicz from the YouTube API Team discusses ViewChange.org in his blog post about building video apps: Man vs. Machine: Curating with YouTube APIs. He says that as well as empowering users to organize video content themselves, another approach is “a hybrid of curator’s selections and related content recommended by an algorithm.”
To achieve this, ViewChange.org by Link TV, a non-profit committed to improving the world with storytelling, utilizes semantic analysis … Top-level categories are decided upon (or “bootstrapped”) by curators, however, while navigating the site users are presented with automated recommendations as well.
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Posted on May 18th, 2010 by Rob DiCiuccio
The ViewChange.org platform utilizes several third-party APIs to perform semantic content analysis and related content aggregation. The technologies developed by these partners have allowed us to leverage powerful tools for entity extraction and content discovery, and facilitate integration with the emerging Semantic Web. These tools allow us to focus more of our efforts on creating an engaging user experience, as well as building new open source tools for content curation, without duplicating the efforts of others.
There are several open APIs that provide semantic analysis and content discovery services. The following evaluation was conducted in February 2010, in order to assess the available APIs and their compatibility with the needs of the ViewChange.org platform. The API tests were performed using a custom PHP application for querying and displaying API results. If you would like the source for the test application, send me a message.
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