Seth Grimes

Scouting the Next Frontiers for 'Unstructured' Data

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Re: Identity vs People
Seth Grimes   4/9/2012 11:07:31 PM
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Shawn, is still privacy still something one navigates? I see it more, nowadays, as something that one party ("the user") simply surrenders in exchange for vague, untrustworthy, mutable representations from another party ("the service provider"). In the words of Prophet Scott, "get over it."

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Re: Identity vs People
Shawn Hessinger   4/9/2012 9:18:04 PM
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Hi Seth Breedlove,

True enough! The questiojn is how long it will take us to get there and what privacy and other issues will need to be navigated in the process.

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Re: Video Analytics.
bulk   4/9/2012 8:58:43 PM
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Hey Shawn, Thanks for the heads up, I will keep an eye out for that. I will be interested to know if they use many of the same methods that video service providers use for MPEG QoS

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Re: Identity vs People
Shawn Hessinger   4/9/2012 8:57:49 PM
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Hi Seth,

You said:

A person's identity can be seen as an assemblage of personas or, if you prefer, masks or roles that come into play at different times, and also a person has attibutes that can be mined or inferred from various media in which he or she is mentioned or involved.


Another interesting way to look at measuring online personas. I guess I'm wondering how we use this kind of information and to what extent we can measure indentities in on the social Web.

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Re: Video Analytics.
Shawn Hessinger   4/9/2012 8:37:48 PM
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Hi Bulk,

In fact, a post on Face.com coming up soon will look at how face recognition analytics uses still images to evaluate video content.

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Re: Identity vs People
SethBreedlove   4/9/2012 4:48:38 PM
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About six billion photos are posted on Facebook each month.  That's a lot of information about how we interact with each other, what we are wearing, doing and buying.  I would imagine being able to study that data would be one of the next frontiers. 

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Re: Identity vs People
Seth Grimes   4/9/2012 1:28:16 PM
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Thanks Jennifer.

There's a hierarchy of personal identifiers from named entities (e.g., Jennifer Roberts) to co-references (Ms Roberts) to anaphora ("she" "her"). You could be unambiguously be designated by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).  But sometimes we want more than an explicit Who.  A person's identity can be seen as an assemblage of personas or, if you prefer, masks or roles that come into play at different times, and also a person has attibutes that can be mined or inferred from various media in which he or she is mentioned or involved.  Actually, attibutes can be extracted even if the particular person can not be identified, and we can create models that segment or describe classes of individuals by characteristics.  All this, to me, is identity analytics.

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Video Analytics.
bulk   4/9/2012 12:54:57 PM
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Video is a difficult medium to break down. Currently there are companies that provide analytics on video QOS, and some companies offer a very robust suit of tools with their MPEG monitoring solution.

from what I have seen of this kind of funcitonality it would not be much of a streatch to make the leap to getting the data you are talking about from video. I think they key would be to break this down frame by frame, it would just be a lot of data.

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Identity vs People
Collectual   4/9/2012 11:16:51 AM
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Hi Seth,

 

Can you provide a bit more clarity around your idea of identity. I read this line:

"We focus a lot on the entities named in source materials (people, companies, locations, etc.) and not enough on facts, events, relationships, and fine-grain attributes such as sentiment and identity."

and wasn't sure what you meant by "identity" in contrast to 'people' as source materials. Do you have some other concept of identity beyond the idea of 'people'?

 

Great post and thanks for sharing!

-Jennifer @collectual

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Greatest efforts thus far?
Shawn Hessinger   4/9/2012 9:46:58 AM
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Thanks for the overview of the changes facing us in unstructured data, Seth. I wonder if you could share any specific case studies of progress made in any of these areas so far, just to get a bit more specific.

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