8th Dr. T.B. Rajashekar Memorial Lecture (2013):Knowledge Diversity in Media Content Analysis – An Analytico-synthetic Approach

Title of Lecture – “Knowledge Diversity in Media Content Analysis – An Analytico-synthetic Approach”

Speaker: Dr. Devika P. Madalli, Documentation Training and Research Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, INDIA

Date: Friday, 21st June, 2013

Time: 6.00 PM

Venue: Seminar Hall. Archives and Publications Cell (Erstwhile NCSI Building), IISc, Bangalore – 560012

Abstract: Knowledge is increasingly characterized by diversity which results in complexities. Socio-cultural background and purposes attribute to knowledge diversity. There are also other factors such interdisciplinarity, environmental and temporal factors that contribute to diversity in knowledge. As an asset, diversity of knowledge could lead to projections of semantic correlations, bias and opinion mining.

‘Living Knowledge’ (LK) [EU FET project] considered diversity as an asset and aimed to make it traceable, nderstandable and exploitable, with the goal of improving navigation and searching in very large datasets.

The aim was to study the effects of diversity and time on opinions and bias in socio-economic relevance, especially for seamless representation and exchange of information. Intuitive search and navigation tools (e.g. search engines) are needed to produce more insightful, better organized, aggregated and easier-to-understand output. The talk discusses analytico-synthetic approach in representing knowledge diversity. In particular presents its application in Media Content Analysis.

About Speaker: Dr Devika is an Associate Professor at the Documentation Research and Training Centre of the Indian Statistical Institute and Adjunct faculty at the Department of Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento, Italy. She worked as a CO-PI on the research projects ‘Living Knowledge’ and ‘AgInfra’ funded by the European Commission. She hold a PhD in Knowledge Representation techniques for faceted classificatory systems. Her interest lie in the area of Knowledge Organization and application of facetization in Information Systems, Digital Libraries, Semantic Web Technologies, Ontologies, Content Management System, multilingual information representation and e-learning.