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Synote: development of a Web-based tool for synchronized annotations

Synote: development of a Web-based tool for synchronized annotations
Synote: development of a Web-based tool for synchronized annotations
This paper discusses the development of a Web-based media annotation application named Synote, which addresses the important issue that while the whole of a multimedia resource on the Web can be easily bookmarked, searched, linked to and tagged, it is still difficult to search or associate notes or other resources with a certain part of a resource. Synote supports the creation of synchronized notes, bookmarks, tags, links, images and text captions. It is a freely available application that enables any user to make annotations in and search annotations to any fragment of a continuous multimedia resource in the most used browsers and operating systems. In the implementation, Synote categorized different media resources and synchronized them via time line. The presentation of synchronized resources makes full use of Web 2.0 AJAX technology to enrich interoperability for the user experience. Positive evaluation results about the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of Synote were returned when using it with students and teachers for a number of undergraduate courses.
synote, synchronisation, open hypermedia, multimedia annotation, tags
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Li, Yunjia
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Wald, Mike
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Wills, Gary
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Khoja, Shakeel
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Millard, David
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Kajaba, Jiri
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Singh, Priyanka
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Gilbert, Lester
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Li, Yunjia
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Wald, Mike
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Wills, Gary
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Khoja, Shakeel
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Millard, David
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Kajaba, Jiri
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Singh, Priyanka
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Li, Yunjia, Wald, Mike, Wills, Gary, Khoja, Shakeel, Millard, David, Kajaba, Jiri, Singh, Priyanka and Gilbert, Lester (2011) Synote: development of a Web-based tool for synchronized annotations. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 17 (3), 1-18.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of a Web-based media annotation application named Synote, which addresses the important issue that while the whole of a multimedia resource on the Web can be easily bookmarked, searched, linked to and tagged, it is still difficult to search or associate notes or other resources with a certain part of a resource. Synote supports the creation of synchronized notes, bookmarks, tags, links, images and text captions. It is a freely available application that enables any user to make annotations in and search annotations to any fragment of a continuous multimedia resource in the most used browsers and operating systems. In the implementation, Synote categorized different media resources and synchronized them via time line. The presentation of synchronized resources makes full use of Web 2.0 AJAX technology to enrich interoperability for the user experience. Positive evaluation results about the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of Synote were returned when using it with students and teachers for a number of undergraduate courses.

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Published date: 24 August 2011
Keywords: synote, synchronisation, open hypermedia, multimedia annotation, tags
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 272919
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272919
PURE UUID: 1c0ef726-c3b8-4250-92b7-df379ec37e46
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 10 Oct 2011 10:00
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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