LivingKnowledge goal is to bring a new quality into search and knowledge management technology for more concise, complete and contextualised search results.
A. Baldry presented “Seminar on Living Knowledge, Diversity Awareness, Multimodal Genre Analysis and Internet Training” at the International Symposium: New Insights into the Study of Conversation in the University of Granada, Spain on October 1st, 2010
The vision inspiring LivingKnowledge, a 7th Framework EU-sponsored project, is to consider diversity an asset and to make it traceable, understandable and exploitable, with the goal of improving navigation and searching in very large multimodal datasets (e.g., the Web itself). The web is increasingly a context in which the roles of visual, oral and written modes of communication and our understanding of cultural diversity are constantly being redefined. With eyes open as regards promoting the significance of this project for the world of teaching and training in a very precise way, each presentation in this seminar will focus on a specific web corpus and/or web concordancing, communication or annotation tool. The seminar thus represents an Introduction to the overall philosophy, techniques, tools and methods currently under development within this major European research project as well as a detailed exposition of specific spin-offs that contribute significantly to the way in which oral discourse modes and their interactions with other modes are handled in teaching and training in the Internet age.