Metadata Set to Be a Hot Topic at Upcoming Television Industry Conference
Metadata has never really got the juices going at IBC or anywhere else, but now at least it is being much more talked about and taken seriously by all participants in the content value chain. This will be reflected at IBC2011, where the fast expanding role of metadata in search and recommendation will be witnessed both in the conference and on the show floor.
One of the more significant developments is in applying metadata not just to a whole piece of content, but individual chunks within it, such as a movie scene or song. This can be relevant both for production and search/discovery. Indeed the power of search both for a TV channel and for a database such as the IMBD would be greatly enhanced by being able to retrieve selected pieces of content from within a long item such as a movie. The problem though lies in creating appropriate metadata in a standard way that can be widely used by search or discovery engines.
IBC2011 is scheduled to take place September 8th-September 13th in Amsterdam.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.