"The BBC Debuts Experimental Semantic Programming Guide"
The BBC’s R&D department unveiled an interesting take on the traditional electronic programming guide (EPG) this week that allows viewers to search for people, places and things across tens of thousands of movies and TV show episodes. Channelography is based on captions of close to 170,000 pieces of programming shown across the BBC’s nine U.K.-wide TV networks, which can be searched for close to 100,000 data entities.
Viewers can, for example, find which shows have mentioned San Francisco in recent weeks and how many programs mentioned Barack Obama since data gathering began in the fall of 2009 (1423 times). Channelography also allows users to browse through various shows, making it possible to quickly learn which persons or places were mentioned on a specific episode of BBC Newsnight or the children’s show Arthur.
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