Following the success of the ViSTA-TV demonstrations at IBC 2013 and RecSys 2013 the project has repeated these demonstrations to BBC staff and guests at three BBC sites in London and at MediaCityUK in Salford. This has enabled us to show our live viewing data analysis system and audience-facing recommender applications to a wide variety of staff.
The most recent event (shown above) was an exhibition at an internal conference on technical innovation in Television, held at Broadcasting House, where there were some unusual but highly effective security staff.
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The ViSTA-TV coding camp ended today. Its results will enable both IPTV providers to evaluate the recommendation engines developed in the project. We solved many open issues regarding data quality and worked on stabilizing the feature extraction. Further progress was made in making the data warehouse internally available via SPARQL and automatig the data generation processes.
The ViSTA-TV development team looks forward to finalize the integration of the recommender engines in February. Stay tuned!
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Today, the ViSTA-TV team assembles at Zurich to plan the coming months. From Wednesday on, the development team will finalize the recommendations engine and prepare the user evaluations, which are scheduled for spring 2014.
TV 2.0 Summit in Zurich
On November 28 ViSTA-TV was presented at the TV2.0 Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. It was an opportunity to connect with a number of people from the local TV industry.
The echo of the attendees was extremely positive and we we got excellent feedback.
ViSTA-TV will be connect with the EU FP7 project LDBC at the Third TUC Meeting, November 19 2013. This event is co-located with GraphConnect at London. Prof Abraham Bernstein (UZH) will talk about “Streams and Advanced Processing” whereas Thomas Scharrenbach (UZH) will present ViSTA-TV’s findings w.r.t. PCKS, a systematic approach for benchmarking stream processing systems.
We look forward to exchange ideas and lessons learned with the LDBC project.
ViSTA-TV will be present at the EBU DevCon2013. Thomas Scharrenbach from UZH will give a talk about the technical components of the ViSTA-TV engine.
“[The] EBU Developer Conference provide an opportunity to learn about best practices in software engineering and get hands-on with current development and deployment tools such as Puppet. Participants will pick up new ideas to run software-driven broadcast infrastructure and improve their engineering workflows.”
ViSTA-TV looks forward to meeting lots of interesting people at Geneva!
The ViSTA-TV Coding Camp at the BBC Media House, London, UK has been successfully accomplished. We finalized much of the work needed for continously giving recommendations. In particular for the BBC‘s Apps which they are going to evaluate in early 2014. Continuous recommendations for Zattoo are also on track and the necessary interfaces are under construction. Further achievements were new versions of the data warehouse ontologies (to be published along with the LOD dataset), continuous EPG data enrichment, realiability checks and — last but not least — the basic integration of the Streams framework (and hence the ViSTA-TV engine) into RapidMiner.
The ViSTA-TV team thanks our hosts Libby and Chris from BBC R&D. We look froward to another coding camp in early 2014 for preparing the M22 deliverables.