I gave a developer-oriented version of my semantic web “photos and metadata” talk at www2003 developers day. The slides are available online and there are a bunch of demos to look at.
This morning I did my talk (A Semantic Web Shoebox – Annotating Photos with RSS and RDF) at XMLEurope 2003. The slides are now available.
I’ve had a proposal for a paper on RDF and annotating photos accepted for XML Europe 2003. Yay! Here’s what I submitted:
A background project for a while has been to write a bot to help me annotate the fairly large number of pictures I post to picdiary (1496 at the last count). Creating a document of RSS-based metadata is a slightly cumbersome text-editor job every time I post a new set of pics.
New in the right-hand sidebar on the site front page is a little lineup of the 3 latest pictures from picdiary, my photos website. This is created by parsing the RDF in the latest photo collection RSS feed and extracting rss:title, dc:date and foaf:thumbnail information via an MT plugin (src).
A mail sent to RSS-DEV about work in progress on picdiary and its use of RSS for cataloguing photos.
This search engine uses wordnet to find synonyms of search terms, and hypernyms of marked-up keywords. So a search for skyscraper finds one picture and a search for structure finds the skyscraper and a load of other pictures too.
A mail sent to www-rdf-interest after attempting to embed XMP metadata in JPEGs.
(It turns out my code doesn’t do the jpeg embedding quite right. It looks like the JPEG-XMP package will do it correctly.)