TKB

Collaboration with CLUNL/FCSH/UNL, led by Prof. Carla Fernandes. TKB project web page (and publications).

It is a transdisciplinary project at the crossings of cognitive linguistics, video annotation, performing arts documentation and new media technologies. It aims at building a dynamic Knowledge-Base to host different kinds of working materials, annotated documents and complete pieces of all interested authors in sharing their creative processes in this Knowledge-Base.

In the context of the TKB, two different applications were developed at IMG: a multimodal video annotator, called Creation-Tool, and an web-based archive for the performimg arts, called Knowledge-Base.

- The Creation-Tool

The CREATION-TOOL is an original video annotator that was designed and developed from scratch as a software output deriving from the TKB project. It supports multimodal annotation and is applied to contemporary dance as a creation tool. It was conceived and designed to assist the creative processes of choreographers, functioning as a digital notebook for personal annotations. The prototype, developed for Tablet PCs, allows video annotation in real-time, using a live video stream, or post-event, using a pre-recorded video stream. The tool also allows different video annotation modalities, such as annotation marks, text, audio, ink strokes and hyperlinks. In order to maintain the annotations context, i.e., to maintain the association between a note and the corresponding video feature, graphical video annotations can be combined with motion tracking algorithms. In addition, the system enables different modes of annotation and video visualization. The evaluation was made by international dance performers.

IMG Development Team:

Prof. Nuno Correia (Core Researcher; Advisor)
Diogo Cabral (PhD CS Student; Developer; Interaction Designer)
João Gaspar Valente (MSc CS Student; Developer)
João Silva (MSc CS Student; Developer)
Urândia Aragão (Interaction and Graphical Designer)

Knowledge-Base

The Knowledge-Base for performing arts was conceived as a dynamic and open-ended resource to be launched online in 2013. It will work as a digital relational platform for all interested creators, performers and researchers in sharing their creative processes, working methods or finished pieces in the performing arts field.

IMG Development Team:

Prof. Nuno Correia (Core Researcher; Advisor)
João Santos (MSc CS Student; Developer)
Urândia Aragão (Interaction and Graphical Designer)

 

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