Youtube Tagging Tool (Alpha Release)

During my summer I have been working as an development intern for the HighWire Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University where I worked on a summer project focused around the crowdsourcing of metadata in online videos.

During my internship I developed an online tool which allowed participants to watch a series of YouTube videos and add a tag when they see something of significance to note.

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This tool was built using the Youtube Javascript API, JQuery and PHP for accepting and storing AJAX requests to a MySQL database. The website uses a custom styled Bootstrap theme. Results are available from a reporting tool built in PHP.

The project drew some interesting conclusions, including how these crowdsourced tags could be used with video previews used exclusively in the porn industry to enhance video search results.

You may view a demo of the tool here or find out more information and download from GitHub. This tool is publicly available to download under the MIT licence.

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