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Exploiting multimedia in creating and analysing multimedia Web archives

Hare, Jonathon, Dupplaw, David, Lewis, Paul H., Hall, Wendy and Martinez, Kirk (2014) Exploiting multimedia in creating and analysing multimedia Web archives [in special issue: Archiving Community Memories] Future Internet, 6, (2), pp. 242-260.

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The data contained on the web and the social web are inherently multimedia and consist of a mixture of textual, visual and audio modalities. Community memories embodied on the web and social web contain a rich mixture of data from these modalities. In many ways, the web is the greatest resource ever created by human-kind. However, due to the dynamic and distributed nature of the web, its content changes, appears and disappears on a daily basis. Web archiving provides a way of capturing snapshots of (parts of) the web for preservation and future analysis. This paper provides an overview of techniques we have developed within the context of the EU funded ARCOMEM (ARchiving COmmunity MEMories) project to allow multimedia web content to be leveraged during the archival process and for post-archival analysis. Through a set of use cases, we explore several practical applications of multimedia analytics within the realm of web archiving, web archive analysis and multimedia data on the web in general.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 April 2014
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 April 2014
Published date: 2014
Keywords: multimedia, archiving, analysis
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 364520
ISSN: 1999-5903
PURE UUID: 8749f550-4c19-42c2-bd7b-c1f9fd24e385
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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2014 19:28
Last modified: 03 Aug 2017 05:19

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Author: Jonathon Hare ORCID iD
Author: David Dupplaw
Author: Paul H. Lewis
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Kirk Martinez ORCID iD

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