The scenarios for and use cases of argumentation formats, ontologies, and software, including argument mapping and visualization software, are numerous. So too are the scenarios and use cases, as well as human-computer interaction topics, for linguistically or semantically annotated content, data-enhanced documents and multimedia.
As per linguistic and semantic annotation, our ontological models will be of use for describing natural occurrences of all forms of argumentation, argumentation from various corpora, and of use for the annotation of text, hypertext and multimedia content.
On the topic of multimedia content, I would like to complement the report Repository of Existing Business-Level Use Cases for TVs In Tandem With Other Screens that Enrich Programs and Commercials via the Web and to indicate that the report has been useful for indicating topics including to colleagues at C-SPAN and PBS.
In addition to the topics, scenarios, and use cases in that report, I would like to broach for discussion a number of topics including: video formats and interactive 3D graphics, educational television, C-SPAN, PBS, debate television, news television, and audience comments and feedback topics.
On the topic of new combinations of video and interactive 3D graphics, educational television and science television have often made use of computer graphics (e.g. scientific visualization) and, as video is increasingly rendered on devices with graphics cards, new video formats can facilitate combinations of video and interactive 3D graphics. We can explore and develop new video streaming and storage formats (e.g. MPEG, MPEG-4 includes 3D graphics capabilities) for use cases and scenarios where video players can, in addition to rendering 3D graphics, facilitate interactivity, including with speech recognition. Such interactivity can enhance user experiences.
Numerous children’s television shows include, towards interactivity, pauses after characters ask questions or present quizzes. With multiple device scenarios, with interactive 3D graphics and speech recognition features, interactive television shows (e.g. Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer) can be even more interactive and educational.
On the topic of C-SPAN, there are exciting possibilities with regard to C-SPAN content and websites. Some conversation-starting ideas pertaining to C-SPAN content include: transcripts, transcript-based navigation, transcript analysis, summarization, summarization-based navigation (e.g. table of contents into video), topics and subtopics, entity extraction, hyperlinks into the C-SPAN video archive and to other websites, as well as speakers’ presentations, data items, infographics, or other content.
Topics include enhanced features for both live and recorded content, streaming and stored content, and, in addition to content from the capital and content from civics events, various panels and summits, C-SPAN content includes the shows: America & The Courts, American History TV, Book TV, First Ladies, Local Content Vehicles, Newsmakers, Prime Minister’s Questions, Q&A, The Communicators, and Washington Journal.
On the topic of PBS, a list of PBS shows is available at: http://www.pbs.org/programs/.
On the topic of debate television, video, the Web and technology, including multi-device scenarios, scholars, scientists and technologists have been interested in these topics and, in addition to some of the aforementioned C-SPAN ideas, research is underway into enhancing debate and debate video with computer technology.
On the topic of news television, numerous innovations are possible including ideas from Repository of Existing Business-Level Use Cases for TVs In Tandem With Other Screens that Enrich Programs and Commercials via the Web and those indicated herein.
On the topic of audience comments and feedback, where users can share viewing experiences with friends and can share viewing experiences publicly, that interactivity and interconnectivity is a tremendous step forward for video-based content and such features can enhance countless user experiences.
The combinations of computing devices, of the Web, with video, with television, are exciting topics. With any new transformative technologies, there are opportunities for broad discussion and for broad innovation. I wanted to, again, complement the report and to broach for discussion video formats and interactive 3D graphics, educational television, C-SPAN, PBS, debate television, news television, and audience comments and feedback topics.