Share these talks and lectures with your colleaguesInvite colleagues
Semantic data: It cannot be simpler
The concept of metadata has now reached the strategic position it deserves. Indeed, it is impossible to achieve much without metadata. Still, metadata can frighten developers and system integrators and there may be good reasons for metadata’s bad reputation. Nevertheless, a number of ‘new’ solutions should help change that perception. What if took almost no time and no advanced IT knowledge to set up a simple metadata framework? What if it took minimum effort and skill to generate the first data? What if storing and searching data required only a very smooth and easy learning curve? What if scalability/extensibility offered obvious inherent benefits? What if custom data were no longer a burden? What if this were your first major foray into artificial intelligence, linked data and reasoning, enriched data from automatic extraction, aggregating data silos and deep learning? This represents a basic but powerful implementation of semantic data. This paper walks the reader through the setup of a simple semantic repository to spark interest in this technology and stimulate wider adoption. This approach has been successfully tested with a group of developers (with no prior knowledge of semantics) working on a demonstration at the National Association of Broadcasters show using Amazon Web Services. The final step of the workflow consisted of uploading media-related descriptive and technical metadata to a semantic repository in the cloud.
The full article is available to institutions that have subscribed to the journal.
Jean-Pierre Evain coordinates technical activities concerning metadata, artificial intelligence and new microservice-based production architectures at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He represents the EBU in many standards groups and industry forums, including, among others, the Audio Engineering Society, European Telecommunications Standard Institute, International Press Telecommunication Council, Moving Picture Experts Group, Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers and the World Wide Web Consortium. He is the co-author of several EBU metadata specifications, including the EBUCore and the EBU Class Conceptual Data Model, and actively promotes the use of Semantic Web technologies in broadcasting.