robert at middleswarth
Mar 4, 2003, 4:25 PM
Post #10 of 18
Does Myth have genre info coming in thought XMLTV? The Best I could
think we could do is base it off the summarys for the shows. Use a
method like a Naive Bayes to teach myth what you like and don't like.
Chris Martin (Dev) wrote:
>That's pretty cool...although I'm not sure if I'd want Myth to take up ALL of my available space - maybe a user definable size controlled in settings.
>I'd be interested in implementing this, but I first need to understand a little more about how the "suggested" shows would be found (using the available program data).
>As I am (trying to) understand from the earlier posts, is that a rating of -3[very bad] to +3[very good], with 0 as "unrated" would be given to combinations of genres...
>Eg. (The Simpsons) Comedy, Animation = +3 rating
> (Harvey Birdman) Comedy, Animation = +3 rating
> (Knight Rider) Action, Drama = +1 rating
> (Touched by an Angel) Drama = -3 rating
>So, the genre combo ratings would be:
> Comedy, Animation = +6
> Action, Drama = +1
> Drama = -3
>Which makes sense that if it stumbled upon another Comedy, Animation show I'd want it to suggest it to me first. But what happens if a show just has a genre of "Comedy". Would genre combos modify singular genre values? What would occur in the Action, Drama and Drama only example? Or am I making this too complicated... Maybe at the start the suggestions are based on matching genre combinations, and later on we can figure out some better heuristics.
>BTW, I want a myth box that I can control with a voice controlled watch...and be mounted in a car so it can pick me up from work and rescue me from harsh situations. ;)
>On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 01:15:10PM -0800, J.R. Hyde wrote:
>>The tivo suggestion feature was originally based around just the genre
>>category that every shows info provided. So you would rate individual
>>shows with 1-3 thumbs, either up or down, and tivo would record
>>suggestions based on those genre's you gave thumbs up or thumbs down.
>>Shows usually belong to more than 1 genre (action, scifi, or animated,
>>children etc) so it worked reasonably well. TiVo has been enhancing the
>>suggestion features for awhile now so it uses aggregate data obtained
>>from everybody and it has gotten quite a bit better, at least for me.
>>For some people it got a lot worse according to reports on the
>>tivocommunity boards /shrug.
>>The big difference between how mythtv and tivo work is tivo doesn't
>>provide an available space indicator. The only way to know how much
>>space you have available on a TiVo is to leave suggestions on. The TiVo
>>will try and always be recording new suggestions and shows, as long as
>>it wasn't doing anything else of higher priority. So if you have a ton
>>of suggestions to watch, you know you have quite a bit of free space, if
>>you have zero suggestions then you are either out of freespace or darn
>>close. At first this sounded like a kludge to me, but in practice it
>>works wonderfully. I had no idea futurama was being broadcast again (I
>>don't watch commercials of course) but the tivo picked it up as a
>>suggestion which was a pleasant surprise. This and other things it has
>>caught have made me a fan of the suggestion system.
>>For mythtv to be able to handle suggestions, it would have to have some
>>kind of freespace limiter or management system on top of the suggestion
>>engine being added. Another neat thing about how tivo handles
>>suggestions is even if you turn off suggestions, you can still see what
>>it would have suggested to record at any time.
>>From: mythtv-dev-bounces [at] snowman
>>[mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces [at] snowman] On Behalf Of Chris Martin (Dev)
>>Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 2:20 PM
>>To: Development of mythtv
>>Subject: Re: [mythtv] Feature Request
>>Could you describe this functionality for us non-tivo folks... I'm
>>guessing that it's a rating system of some type, but for what purpose?
>>On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 01:31:45PM -0500, Joe Osowski wrote:
>>>Has anyone started / is there already a feature in MythTV like the
>>>/ Down functionality of Tivo?