At the ACM Multimedia 2012 conference in Nara, Japan, I gave a keynote talk at the GeoMM workshop on The State of the Geotag. It is the first talk I’ve given whilst wearing socks on stage, due to the rather special venue:
That’s me on a traditional Noh stage! Thanks to workshop organiser Martha Larson for the photo.
I’ve had requests to add a transcript or narration track to the slides, particularly as I think some of the slides may seem a bit random by themselves, so I’ll have a look into it. Seems you can ‘slidecast’ using SlideShare, which looks like it should do what I want.
I was also invited to take part in a panel discussion along with Hui Cheng (SRI international Sarnoff, USA) and Shawn Newsam (University of California, Merced), two experts in the field who had great perspectives on the challenges ahead for geo multimedia.
Further to my entry regarding MediaEval this year, I’m also sharing the slides I used when I talked about how we’re trying to introduce and encourage code sharing among the participants of the benchmark.
The lame pun was about how it’s dangerous to have a gap in your science skills… Yes, people groaned.
I’m now back from a very successful MediaEval 2012 held in Pisa, Italy. Pascal and I presented the chaired the Placing Task session and got to hear more about the approaches from the participating teams.
They were given a realistic sample of videos uploaded to Flickr and had to accurately annotate them with latitude and longitude coordinates using the visual video content, any available textual metadata and/or any available social data. This year, one approach was able to accurately guess the location to within 1km of the true location (which could be anywhere on the planet) 27.9% of the time on this year’s test data.
I’m just back from giving a talk on our paper “Mining the Web for Points of Interest” (co-authors: Vanessa Murdock, Adrian Popescu and Hugues Bouchard) at SIGIR 2012 in Portland, Oregon. My first SIGIR, an interesting mix of hard-core IR theory and application, and it was great meeting some old friends.
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The Yahoo! Geographical Research and Experience Group (which includes me) will be at WhereCamp EU again this coming weekend in Amsterdam. We’ll be talking about our recent research, showing off some demonstration systems and we’re all looking forward to hearing what the other attendees will be presenting. Should be good! Now to find some orange clothes for Monday…
Join the Placing Task at MediaEval 2012 at the website, this year organised by Pascal Kelm at TUB and myself.