Multimedia Discourse Interaction
Official course page

The course is led by Lynda Hardman, and runs from 15th November 2017 until 2nd February 2018.

NOTE: This web page is dynamic and will change throughout the course.

Table of contents


Wednesday 15th November 13:15-15:00

13:15 Who is the teacher? What is the course about?
What is your background? What do you want to do in the course? How does this course fit with your other courses?
When do we meet?
What shall we do before Friday's meeting?
What do we need to keep track of? How will we keep track of it?
Who is in which group?
How can we communicate most efficiently? How do you get the most out of my time?
Slack website for group communication. 14:15 Talk From Linked Data to Stories presented by Lynda

Friday 17th November 11:00-12:45

Talks presented by Lynda
Ana Carina Palumbo User information needs for environmental opinion-forming and decision-making in linked-enriched video
Helen Boots-Blankers Identifying Aspects of Informative Videos that Indicate Objectivity: Is Seeing Believing? Slide 15, video fragment 1 , video fragment 2.

Provide 3 good points and 3 points for improvement about each of the 5 papers to be read by Wed 22nd. Provide answers in this form
Select three papers, based on/inspired by the five you read, you/your group would want to read by Wednesday 29th November. Add these to the list in Slack. Make sure it's clear who selected which paper.

Wednesday 22nd November 14:15-17:00

Presentations and discussions on 5 papers
Decide on papers to read for next week

Friday 24th November 11:00-12:45

Skip timeslot

Wednesday 29th November 14:15-17:00

Presentations and discussions on 5 papers. Form for entering observations on the papers
Discuss what should be in initial project proposals

Friday 1st December 11:00-12:45

Work on initial project proposals

Wednesday 6th December 14:15-17:00

First draft of structured set of writing tips. [Link to be proposed by group]
First draft of indivudal project proposals completed.
Use of time to be planned. Presentations of papers? Presentations of initial project proposals.

Friday 8th December 11:00-12:45

To be planned

Wednesday 13th December 14:15-17:00

To be planned

Friday 15th December 11:00-12:45

Skip timeslot

Wednesday 20th December 14:15-17:00

To be planned

Friday 22nd December 11:00-12:45

Skip timeslot.

Wednesday 10th January 14:15-17:00

Group project pilot studies.

Friday 12th January 11:00-12:45

Group project pilot studies.

Wednesday 17th January 14:15-17:00

To be planned

Friday 19th January 11:00-12:45

Skip timeslot

Wednesday 24th January 14:15-17:00

To be planned

Friday 26th January 11:00-12:45

Skip timeslot

Wednesday 31st January 14:15-17:00

To be planned

Friday 2nd Feburary 11:00-12:45

Final presentations - 8 minutes presentation per group

Seed publications for the seminar

Papers to read for week 2 of course

Papers to read for week 3 of course

Papers not yet read

Interesting things to present

New HTML5 video technologies for the future of TV by Silvia Pfeiffer.
Papers on finding and filtering links by Michiel Hildebrand: Thesaurus-based search in large heterogeneous collections, Searching in semantically rich linked data: a case study in cultural heritage Wordnet allows you to traverse the class hierarchy using hyponyms and hypernyms (after finding the definition of a word, click on the underlined S). More information on the linking and filtering:


Everything in Google doc, including links to contributions

Useful Web Sites

These show interesting interfaces:

These are more oriented to search.

Vox Populi, a system for generating video sequences based on argument structures that uses explicit representation of argumentation structure.

Semantic Web Resources

How Will We Interact with the Web of Data? by Tom Heath.
Semantic Web Challenge, in particular the 2008 winner paggr.

Wordnet is an existing English language thesaurus from Princeton that has been converted to RDF.
Dublin Core (DC), VRA Core are vocabularies for describing resources. VRA Core is specialised for works of visual culture as well as the images that document them.
SKOS, Simple Knowledge Organisation System, is a family of formal languages, built on RDF and RDFS, designed for the representation of structured controlled vocabularies, such as thesauri or classification schemes.
FOAF (Friend of a Friend) a means of creating links among people on the Web, also the FOAF project, in particular the explorer.

Random Useful Links

These are some links that may not be useful now for the course, but are useful resources about relevant topics.

Web Design

Semantic Web

Facet Browsing

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