Seraja/EventWeb

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The December issue of Release 1.0 also has a write-up on Seraja/EventWeb, “a project meant to pull together all data about a particular event”:

So far, [Ramesh] Jain points out, most calendars are devoted to planning.He wants to use the calendar as a high-level index and create something he compares to Pensieve in the Harry Potter books: “You take out someone’s memory, put it into Pensieve and everyone can share it.?

The idea is to index and display content by time and place – i.e. to index events.And then – here’s the magic – EventWeb will process the content it finds or gets from users using the sorts of pattern- and object-recognition tools that characterize much of Jain’s previous work.What makes it interesting is that it will can process video objects as well as text-based event information. The service relies on indexing, classification and recognition algorithms. . .and people. As a service, it will both host its own content and object recognition, annotation and editing tools, and let users use the tools to manage and host both shared and their own content, with links to EventWeb. Imagine Wikipedia-style collaboration to generate metadata for any event-related content anyone can find.

This sounds very interesting as I am not aware of any other such kind of project. Seraja web site says it is under construction. Will it be new amazing Web 2.0 application?

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