Projects in this area (14)
Activity within the Rai-LIS Project
AN AVATAR FOR ITALIAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Rai realized four virtual LIS interpreters, developed by adopting the latest computer graphics technologies and the use of innovative platforms.
This research activity will allows RAI to manage the entire process of generating new contents in LIS for future services for deaf people.
DAB+: the digital evolution of radio
In Italy, radio is one of the most popular media, thanks to its immediacy and ubiquity. DAB+ is the technology chosen by most European countries for the digital evolution of radio. Reliability, sound quality, transmission efficiency, energy efficiency, textual and graphic information services: DAB+ Digital Radio overcomes analogue radio in several ways.
The standard has been successfully adopted by several European countries: as Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy. Among them, Norway has begun the FM switch-off at the beginning of 2017, and other countries have plans for the Digital Switch-Over.
social networks analysis in the television environment
The huge transformation on how we enjoy television content is by now a fact, it is increasingly emerging that the second screens (PCs, tablets, smartphones) have become a structural extension of television media, so that content producers are called to address the challenge of providing real-world entertainment and information experiences that can be viewed through different device and media in synergy.
From these considerations there are new opportunities for the entire television production sector. Social media, in particular, can increase the knowledge of user’s perception of the program and at the same time maximize the audience using multiple screens. The picture that we are looking requires to offer no more simple television products such as linear audio / video but true experiential paths, a profound transformation of the television offer not only multi-device but trimmed to the needs of the user, able to capture user in the most diverse situations. This requires an in-depth knowledge of consumer behavior.
In this context it becomes essential to identify the synergies between the television world and the WEB, with particular attention to social networks and what level of integration and collaboration can be achieved between the two worlds.
Recommender Systems for Audio and Video Contents
An investigation of the solutions to limit information overload for radio television media
The advent of the Internet and the proliferation of digital services have led to a radical change in the way people enjoy radio and television. The plethora of products, services and content available on the Internet has accustomed its users to interactivity, the ability to search and choose when and what media content to listen, transforming the traditional radio and television listeners into an active consumers, capable of expressing their tastes and preferences. Paradoxically, the vast amount of content available has created an informative overhead and created the problem of finding the most suitable content for each user.
Recommender Systems represent the technological response to the need of relevance. In this context, the broadcaster has the opportunity to evolve its communicative paradigm: in addition to broadcast its content, it can propose the most relevant to its users.
Personalized Linear Radio
Personalized Radio and the Hybrid Content Radio Framework
Personalized Linear Radio is based on the idea of replacing part of the audio of linear radio with personalized and user-specific audio content. Audio content can be downloaded from the Internet or from other sources. The context can be the profile of the listener, her mood and activity she is doing, her position, the weather conditions, and all the factors that contribute to characterizing the listener’s status. The ultimate goal of the service is to improve listeners’ user experience, giving them targeted content, while optimizing the use of network resources.