Context Awareness

SAM user Context Management and Personalization

Previous articles on the website describe how SAM creates the whole new experience for Smart TV users, by employing inter-connected devices, in order to turn media interaction from passive and one-way to proactive and interactive. People may now consume and comment on TV programs as well as rate related information in what we […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Content Syndication, Context Awareness, Mashups & Widgets, Second Screen, Social Media|Comments Off on SAM user Context Management and Personalization
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    How SAM provides an endless stream of relevant & rich content

How SAM provides an endless stream of relevant & rich content

Nowadays, content makes the world go round. Cisco estimates that in 2016, internet traffic will consume more than 1 zettabyte of data, which is 10 billion terabytes. A lot of that content will be related to movies and television shows, as media entertainment seems to trigger a whole ecosystem of content […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Context Awareness, Second Screen, Social Media|Comments Off on How SAM provides an endless stream of relevant & rich content

Sentiment Analysis: what it is and how to do it!

As we described in a previous post, sentiment analysis (also known as opinion mining) in SAM is dealing with the automatic detection and classification of opinions expressed in text written by humans. In this task, we try to achieve two goals: first, we try to automatically detect the sentiment polarity expressed […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Context Awareness, Second Screen|Comments Off on Sentiment Analysis: what it is and how to do it!

SAM and Smart TV – an user survey

In November 2014, TP Vision conducted a 500-person survey across several European countries. The survey, which was focused on TV use and TV-related features, highlighted interesting trends in relation to SAM and these trends are presented here.

Survey Sample

Who did we ask?

The survey respondents were younger, […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Content Syndication, Context Awareness, Mashups & Widgets, Opinion Mining, Second Screen|Comments Off on SAM and Smart TV – an user survey

Chromecast: Google’s return in TV business?

Multiscreen technologies are a core part of SAM. This article takes a closer look at Chromecast, a state-of-the-art technology that offers an easy-to-use 2nd Screen experience.

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast dongle

Chromecast is a small HDMI dongle launched by Google at the end of September 2013. […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Content Syndication, Context Awareness, Second Screen, Social Media|Comments Off on Chromecast: Google’s return in TV business?

Opinion Mining: the Holy Grail of Social Media

Opinions play a key role in decision-making processes. When we choose a product or service, we are usually influenced by the views of others. Traditionally we relied on previous experiences of family members, friends and colleagues in order to make better purchase decisions. In the era of Social Media, there are […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Content Syndication, Opinion Mining, Second Screen, Social Media|Comments Off on Opinion Mining: the Holy Grail of Social Media