Re: [videoblogging] question

Lucas Gonze wrote:

> The general algorithm I'm using is say that you want to publish a
> document containing an assertion that FOO is a response to BAR. I
> picked HTML as the most trivial way to do that.

Lucas, your idea reminds me of the ScholOnto project, which attempts to
do something very similar to what you propose: namely, turn implicit
relationships among linked documents into machine-readable assertions:

"The ScholOnto Project is a 3 year effort (2001-2004) to build and
deploy a prototype infrastructure for making scholarly claims about the
significance of research documents. 'Claims' are made by making
connections between ideas. Any claim is of course open to
counterarguments. The connections are grounded in a
discourse/argumentation ontology, which makes possible innovative
services for navigating, visualizing and analysing the network as it grows."

http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/scholonto/

ScholOnto is focused on scholarly claims, but the general idea can be
applied to video, by replacing the discourse/argumentation ontology with
something else. I am particularly interested in replacing it with an
ontology of cinematographic relationships, so one could say, make an
assertion like

<a href="wide_angle_overhead.mov" establishes="closeup.mov"></a>

I would probably use RDF rather than HTML, but whatever–the main point
is to come up with something that allows coherent paths through the
network to be constructed semi-automatically.

Anyway, my master's project will be investigating this sort of
hypervideo structure-building–probably not immediately practical for
videoblogging like the ideas you guys are throwing around, but maybe
interesting nonetheless.

Cheers,
Ryan