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Angela piccini university of bristol

Semantic Tools for Arts Research:A Case Study in ICTs and the Research Process in the Creative and Performing Arts

Angela Piccini

University of Bristol


Parip explorer background

PARIP Explorer background

  • Identify the range of mixed-mode research practices in UK and selected international higher education institutions and produce a database of these materials for use by the communities.


The stand alone database projects

The stand-alone database projects:


The user problem in 2001

The user problem in 2001:

  • Difficult to use

  • Blunt searching

  • Lack of connection

  • Centralised classification systems


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2001 vision -The need to visualise relationships rather than reproduce activities as stand-alone initiatives

  • Detailed information about people, practices and places

  • Multiple windows for multimedia streaming

  • User-generated content to allow upload and annotation

  • Aesthetic drive

  • Users wanted a service to make others’ practices available to them


Institute for learning and research technology

Institute for Learning and Research Technology

  • Sarah Agarwal, Ben Joyner, Libby Miller, Simon Price


Home pages typically said things such as

Home pages typically said things such as:

  • My name is...

  • I work for...

  • I'm interested in...

  • I live near...

  • My blog is...

  • I write in this weblog...

  • You can see me in this picture...


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  • FOAFhttp://rdfweb.org/foaf/

  • Semantic Web http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

  • RDF/XMLhttp://esw.w3.org/topic/RdfXmlSyntax


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  • Semantic web technologies could be used in many ways to transform the functionality of the web:

    • rich metadata for media and content to improve search and management;

    • rich descriptions of web services to improve discovery and composition;

    • common access wrappers for information systems to simplify integration of disparate systems;

    • common lingua franca for exchange of semantically rich information between active software agents;


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<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf=http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#

xmlns:dc=http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/

xmlns:foaf=http://xmlns.com/0.1/foaf/ >

<rdf:Description rdf:about=>

<dc:creator rdf:parseType=Resource>

<foaf:name>Sean B. Palmer</foaf:name>

</dc:creator>

<dc:title>The Semantic Web: An Introduction</dc:title>

</rdf:Description>

</rdf:RDF>


2004 user engagement

Person

Institution

Web presence

Company

Biographies

Practice/discipline

Project info

Documentation

RAE submissions

Teaching

PhD supervision

Venues

Dates

Collaborators

Research themes

Research outcomes

Process/devising

Equipment

Grants

Publications

2004 user-engagement


Technical details

Technical Details

  • Implemented in SWI Prolog

  • Database exposed through web service running as multi-threaded SWI Prolog server and runs under Windows, Linux, Solaris and OS-X

  • As webservice accepting SeRQL queries and returning RDF, it exists as freestanding resource

  • Graphical client interface was Flash, as the open source alternative (SVG) does not support word-wrapped text.


Parip explorer http parip ilrt org

PARIP Explorerhttp://parip.ilrt.org/

  • Rich data

  • Excessive, dense material

  • Problematizing taxonomy

  • Facilitating collaboration and networking

  • Making infrastructures visible and available

  • Polyphony, translation, fields of practice


Locating grid technologies performativity place space

locating grid technologies: performativity, place, space

The ‘Locating Grid Technologies’ workshops (June-October 2006) explored fragmentations of space-time in networked environments by: using the communications grid as a telematic performance environment and as a dissemination tool for other performance forms; using a range of software interfaces within communications grid events to record, annotate and retrieve ‘meetings’; using Semantic Web tools to query that audio-visual archive in such a way as to facilitate its creative re-use on the fly in performance, in programmed installation environments and in virtual working environments.


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Workshop 2 - Connection: PARIP Explorer, Semantic Web and Data Grids for the creative and performing arts and media

  • Participants introduced to Semantic Web, file sharing and intellectual property issues. Emphasis not on the analysis of video data, but rather on how users might annotate archives for creative reuse.

  • RDF workshop: PARIP Explorer + Memetic

  • Issues: important but challenging to connect tools and technologies for diverse users.


Ahrc e science

AHRC e-Science

  • Lifecycle of digital media object: create, annotate, re-use

  • Leeds/Bedford/Manchester/OU

  • Thrive: Watershed Media Centre, Arnolfini, Spike Island, Picture This, Architecture Centre

  • JISC


Http www ilrt bris ac uk whatwedo projectsaz project search stars http stars ilrt bris ac uk blog

http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/whatwedo/projectsaz/project?search=STARShttp://stars.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/blog/


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Aim: to create a tool to facilitate querying of distributed online resources for use in real-time, on-the-fly, in practice-as-research, professional and community-generated arts practices — in both static and mobile contexts.


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  • user-created folksonomies as well as pre-defined static ontologies;

  • location-aware GUI;

  • annotating media to enable time-based searching within av, according to user-generated concepts in addition to screen media conventions

  • annotated relationships among text, people, institutions, media to add meaning to those links

  • editable pro-forma questions to spark high-level queries

  • facetted browsing

  • Collaboration with dShed – Bristol Stories, Electric December


From parip explorer technology

From PARIP Explorer technology:

  • Migrated from SWI Prolog to Java - better environment for development and sustainability.

  • SPARQL now the standards-based RDF query language. Moved to using this from SeRQL.

  • Removed Flash, and now using modern frameworks (Google Web Toolkit) to provide high levels of user interactivity using HTML and Javascript.

  • Providing REST-based web services (representational state transfer) to allow publishing interfaces that other third-party applications could use to utilise our data.

  • Planning for Google Maps type widget to allow visual co-location and user augmentation of resources

  • Next stages: automated metadata generation; interface to mobile devices


Next steps

Next steps

  • Your involvement?

  • December workshop

  • Spring engagement exercises – online and face-to-face


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