Yves Raimond

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Yves Raimond



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Short Bio

Yves Raimond holds a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London. His thesis was entitled ‘A Distributed Music Information System’, and defined a framework for applying a range of Semantic Web technologies for managing and distributing music-related information. As part of his thesis, he contributed extensively to what would become the ‘Linking Open Data’ community project. Since 2008, he has been working for the BBC, first on the bbc.co.uk/programmes service, publishing structured data about all BBC programmes, and then in BBC R&D on the ABC-IP Technology Strategy Board collaborative project, aiming at unlocking archives by interlinking them with related datasets. As part of this project he has worked on a prototype combining automated interlinking with Linked Data sources and crowdsourcing to open up the BBC World Service archive.

Interest in LODLAM

The subjects I would like to discuss at the LODLAM summit include the following:
* Audio-visual archive interlinking with Linked Open Data sources through content analysis, metadata analysis and crowdsourcing;
* Publishing very large archives of audio-visual content when the data around it can be imperfect and incomplete;
* User experience around crowdsourcing of archive metadata.


Research, Broadcaster

Linked Open Data Projects

I have been involved in the following projects:
* Very early member of the Linking Open Data project;
* http://dbtune.org, providing a variety of Linked Data around music;
* http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes, providing Linked Data around all BBC programming;
* http://worldservice.prototyping.bbc.co.uk, investigating automated Linked Data interlinking and crowdsourcing for publishing large audio archives;
* I also wrote a number of tools to ease publishing and consuming of Linked Data (see http://github.com/moustaki and http://github.com/bbcrd)