I saw this interesting news about a new video data set being acquired by Google and being put in public.
Here is a great data sets for video researchers interested in developing video analysis and information management techniques. This data set will be made available by Google and will have strong time and historical elements so will offer interesting challenges and opportunities. The best is that one can use it freely in testing and presentations. Here is what they have to say about it
Google Video product manager Peter Chane said the company is working in stages to put as many as possible of the National Archives’ 114,000 film reels and 37,000 videos online.
“This is a tremendous resource of history and knowledge, and we want to expose that to viewers worldwide,” Chane said.
The digitization of long-unseen archival footage has been under way for years, but Google’s nonexclusive deal with the National Archives will likely provide a vast, new swath of material for history buffs, educators and filmmakers.
All of the material is in the public domain, Chane said. That means it can be used or shown elsewhere without paying copyright holders.
Other video services online, including most notably the Internet Archive, also offer a wide range of newsreels and video content ranging across the last 100 years.
Great opportunity for eChronicle and event mining research.