[Linux-aus] Re: A/V recordings and publishing

Mary Gardiner mary at puzzling.org
Wed Jan 31 10:05:02 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007, Steve Walsh wrote:
> This is where the IRC annotation comes in. The COMML bot and other 
> methods the AV team used means that his is reasonably comprehensive when 
> people had the time, inclination or Battery Charge (D'oh!) to do it.

It was never made hugely clear what was going on with the IRC channels
or what should be annotated: at least, I never saw it on the attendees
list. The list was just that there were channels and those channels were
for annotation... not anything about annotation form or the list.

A potential improvement to this process would be annotation guidelines
and perhaps even a volunteer roster, where people could volunteer to
annotate a talk or two. I did a couple, it's exhausting and should be
distributed ;) Such annotation guidelines would be a great resource
outside the conference too.

While I'm at it, I'll note that this kind of annotation is potentially
useful in computational linguistics research and related research,
especially where freely licenced (so much of what we work with is
restrictively licenced) especially if a large volume of it accumulates.


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