YouTube Timed Metadata Enrichment Using a Collaborative Approach


By José Pedro PintoTelecommunications and Multimedia Center, INESC TEC

Although the growth of video content in online platforms has been happening for some time, searching and browsing these assets is still very inefficient as rich contextual data that describes the content is still not available. Furthermore, any available descriptions are, usually, not linked to timed moments of content. In this paper, we present an approach for making social web  videos available on YouTube more accessible, searchable and navigable. By using the concept of crowdsourcing to collect the metadata, our proposal can contribute to easily enhance content uploaded in the YouTube  platform. Metadata,  collected as a collaborative annotation game, is added to the content as time-based information in the form of descriptions and captions using the YouTube  API. This contributes for enriching video content and enabling navigation  through temporal links.

About the Speaker:


José Pedro Pinto received his Masters degrees in Computer & Telecommunications Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Porto. In 2012 he joined the Telecommunications and Multimedia unit of INESC TEC, where he is currently a researcher. His research activities include annotation systems, multimedia content, games with a purpose, and collaborative systems.


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