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Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data

by Thomas Steiner, Hannes Mühleisen, Ruben Verborgh, Pierre-Antoine Champin, Benoît Encelle, and Yannick Prié

Video has become a first class citizen on the Web with broad support in all common Web browsers. Where with structured mark-up on webpages we have made the vision of the Web of Data a reality, in this paper, we propose a new vision that we name the Web(VTT) of Data, alongside with concrete steps to realize this vision. It is based on the evolving standards WebVTT for adding timed text tracks to videos and JSON-LD, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked Data. Just like the Web of Data that is based on the relationships among structured data, the Web(VTT) of Data is based on relationships among videos based on WebVTT files, which we use as Web-native spatiotemporal Linked Data containers with JSON-LD payloads. In a first step, we provide necessary background information on the technologies we use. In a second step, we perform a large-scale analysis of the 148 terabyte size Common Crawl corpus in order to get a better understanding of the status quo of Web video deployment and address the challenge of integrating the detected videos in the Common Crawl corpus into the Web(VTT) of Data. In a third step, we open-source an online video annotation creation and consumption tool, targeted at videos not contained in the Common Crawl corpus and for integrating future video creations, allowing for weaving the Web(VTT) of Data tighter, video by video.

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Published in 2014 in Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web.

Keywords: Linked Data, annotation, Web

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IEEE
T. Steiner, H. Mühleisen, R. Verborgh, P.-A. Champin, B. Encelle, and Y. Prié, “Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data,” in Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web, 2014, vol. 1184.
ACM
Thomas Steiner, Hannes Mühleisen, Ruben Verborgh, Pierre-Antoine Champin, Benoît Encelle, and Yannick Prié. 2014. Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data. In Christian Bizer, Tom Heath, Sören Auer, & Tim Berners-Lee, eds. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
LNCS
Steiner, T., Mühleisen, H., Verborgh, R., Champin, P.-A., Encelle, B., Prié, Y.: Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data. In: Bizer, C., Heath, T., Auer, S., and Berners-Lee, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (2014).
APA
Steiner, T., Mühleisen, H., Verborgh, R., Champin, P.-A., Encelle, B., & Prié, Y. (2014). Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data. In C. Bizer, T. Heath, S. Auer, & T. Berners-Lee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (Vol. 1184).
MLA
Steiner, Thomas et al. “Weaving the Web(VTT) of Data.” Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. Ed. Christian Bizer et al. Vol. 1184. 2014. Print. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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