Category Archives: Recommendations

NoTube exploits the richness of data on the Web to enhance the TV experience (video)

This video summarizes the NoTube approach to open source software that allows you to exploit the richness of data on the Web to enhance the TV experience. We analyze social web user activities to create continuously evolving user profiles. We … Continue reading

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Beancounter user research part 2: Reactions to the Beancounter user interface

Last week I wrote about our findings concerning people’s attitudes towards privacy and sharing of the types of personal data that the Beancounter (NoTube’s user profiling service) can collect. This blog post is going to focus on some early reactions … Continue reading

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Be part of our user research into Social Web & TV

Please help us with our user research by taking a moment of your time to fill in our survey to collect opinions about the implications of integrating the Social Web with TV; including attitudes to privacy, sharing of personal data, and … Continue reading

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Visualisation of key findings from N-Screen user testing

You can read a more detailed description of the results in a previous blog post.

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Preliminary findings of N-Screen user testing

Libby and I recently spent two days testing NoTube’s ‘N-Screen’ prototype with members of the public at the BBC R&D user testing lab in London. As Libby has described previously on this blog, N-Screen is a second screen prototype application … Continue reading

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Algorithms for recommendations in various N-Screen implementations

We currently have three different versions of N-Screen running: (partial) Redux TED talks iPlayer They all have the same basic design with small tweaks for image size. They interoperate – you can drag and drop between them. The main differences … Continue reading

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Two new open source services published

Source code of several services that we developed has just been released as open source code with the Apache 2.0 license. These services include: the Enriched EPG service: provides enriched EPG metadata data from BBC /programmes by using Lupedia to enrich … Continue reading

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Finding interesting new programmes – trial results

In a previous blog post about a NoTube demo for browsing an archive of BBC programmes using Linked Data techniques, I discussed the potential role of serendipity in bringing people’s attention to ‘surprisingly good’ content that they didn’t already know about. At the time … Continue reading

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NoTube short video

A 2 minutes long video showing NoTube implemented approaches to recommendations is now available in different languages (english, french, italian, portuguese).

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Video: NoTube’s approach to TV recommendations

Michele recently described the latest NoTube demo for TV recommendations, which was shown at the Project Review in early May. Since then we’ve made a video of the demo, which explains how the project has integrated three different approaches to … Continue reading

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