A new and entertaining use of semantic technology, Nanocrowd, is an app for the iPad that helps you find a new movie to watch. However, rather than collect your viewing history and evaluations of previous flicks, Nanocrowd starts with one movie and learns what it is about that film that you find interesting and then seeks to find films with similar attributes. This kind of sounds like a dating service for movie buffs.

This interesting information was brought to our attention by cNet in their article, “Nanocrowd: A new kind of movie recommendation engine.” Nanocrowd created the categories by analyzing the words people use on other reviews sites to describe movies.

The app can launch a streaming app on your iPhone if a movie you want to watch is on a service like Netflix, or on iTunes or the Amazon site.

Melody K. Smith

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