www2003 developers day talk

June 9th, 2003  |  Published in photos, rdf, rss, talks, wordnet

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.

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XMLEurope 2003 Talk Slides

May 7th, 2003  |  Published in photos, rdf, rss, talks, wordnet

This morning I did my talk (A Semantic Web Shoebox – Annotating Photos with RSS and RDF) at XMLEurope 2003. The slides are now available.

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A Semantic Web shoebox – annotating photos with RSS and RDF

January 31st, 2003  |  Published in photos, rdf, wordnet, xml

I’ve had a proposal for a paper on RDF and annotating photos accepted for XML Europe 2003. Yay! Here’s what I submitted:

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Photo-annotating bot

January 9th, 2003  |  Published in bots, java, photos, rdf, rest

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.

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Latest from Picdiary

January 3rd, 2003  |  Published in perl, photos, rdf, rss

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).

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Dodgy SVG version of picdiary slides page

December 23rd, 2002  |  Published in foaf, javascript, photos, svg, wordnet

I felt it was time to learn a bit more about SVG and do some concrete work with it. I made a fairly simple SVG document that renders picdiary feeds. It parses the RSS and builds the page on the client-side using Jim Ley’s lovely javascript rdf parser.

Compare the HTML version to the SVG version. There’s nothing in the SVG version that couldn’t be rendered in HTML; the interest was in doing the job entirely client-side.

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To rss-dev about picdiary

December 17th, 2002  |  Published in foaf, photos, rdf, rss, xml

A mail sent to RSS-DEV about work in progress on picdiary and its use of RSS for cataloguing photos.

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Wordnet dmoz-alike picdiary hierarchy

December 10th, 2002  |  Published in photos, rdf, wordnet

A browseable hierachy of pictures organised by the hierarchy of the wordnet terms depicted in them. Start browsing at Artifact or look at the RSS backend.

Wordnet-based search engine for picdiary

November 29th, 2002  |  Published in photos, rss, wordnet

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.

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To www-rdf-interest about XMP and JPEGs

August 3rd, 2002  |  Published in photos, rdf

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.)

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