Summary: Multimedia library search and navigation tools for professional, educational (both for educators and researchers) and home users.
Reference Code: 0205
With the explosive growth of digital content of all kinds, the need for tools to access and understand multi-modal content is more urgent than ever. Despite a decade of intensive research, tools and methods are still in their infancy, and this holds especially for audiovisual material (still images, video, and audio recordings).
The products of this research are three multimedia digital library search and navigation systems targeted at three different user groups: professional users, educators and researchers, and home users. These systems integrate state-of-the-art audio, visual, and information retrieval tools for indexing and retrieving large volumes of multimedia content. The research provides different types of users with new and engaging ways to interact with audiovisual libraries, helping them discover, browse, navigate, search and enrich archives.
Distinctive aspects of the research
This research is opening up traditionally introspective archival practices to innovative tools and practices enabling improved content exploitation.
• Indexing and search systems for large digital multimedia libraries.
• Indexing and search tools for small and medium archives.
• Feature extraction tools and search services for a range of other applications.
The researchers are seeking a commercial partner for product development. They are also looking at commercial licensing of individual software components.