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BOEMIE - Bootstrapping Ontology Evolution with Multimedia Information Extraction
A bootstrapping approach to knowledge acquisition, which uses multimedia ontologies for fused extraction of semantics from multiple modalities, feeding back the extracted information.
BOEMIE advocates a synergistic approach that combines multimedia extraction and ontology evolution in a bootstrapping process involving, on the one hand, the continuous extraction of semantic information from multimedia content in order to populate and enrich the ontologies and, on the other hand, the deployment of these ontologies to enhance the robustness of the extraction system.
BOEMIE aimed at paving the way towards automation of the knowledge acquisition process from multimedia content which nowadays grows with increasing rates in both public and proprietary webs, and wanted to break new ground by introducing and implementing the concept of evolving multimedia ontologies. The project is unique in that it links multimedia extraction with ontology evolution, creating a synergy of enormous yet unrealized potential. In recent years, significant advances have been made in the area of automatic extraction of low-level features from visual content. However, little progress has been achieved in the identification of high-level semantic features or the effective combination of semantic features derived from different modalities. Driven by domain-specific multimedia ontologies, BOEMIE information extraction systems tried to identify high-level semantic features in image, video, audio and text and fuse these features for optimal extraction. The ontologies have been continuously populated and enriched using the extracted semantic content. This is a bootstrapping process, since the enriched ontologies will in turn be used to drive the multimedia information extraction system.
- Presentation ( PDF , 195KB)
- Press release : For your media Kit (6 October 2006)
- Annual Report 2008 ( PDF , 1.296KB)
- Annual Report 2007 ( PDF , 1.044KB)
- Annual Report 2006 ( PDF, 448KB)
- BOEMIE (IST-2004-2.4.7) is Sprecific Targeted Research Project (STREP) of the European Union's 6 th Framework Programme
- BOEMIE started on 1 March 2006 and ended on 28 February 2009
- The budget was of € 5.075.678, with the EU providing funding of € 3.150.000
List of participants
- National Centre for Scientific Research ' Demokritos ', Greece (Coordinator),
- ' Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication ' (NetMedia), Germany
- ' University of Milano ' (ISLab), Italy,
- ' Centre of Research and Technology Hellas ' (IPL), Greece,
- ' Hamburg University of Technology ' (STS), Germany,
- ' Tele Atlas SA ', The Netherlands,
Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”
Events in connection with BOEMIE
BOEMIE first Workshop in EKAW 2006
BOEMIE 2006 focused on the automation of the process of knowledge acquisition from multimedia content, using evolving multimedia ontologies which have been later used for the extraction of information from multimedia content in networked sources. The goal was that of developing synergistic approaches that combine multimedia extraction and ontology evolution in a bootstrapping process involving, on the one hand, the continuous extraction of semantic information from multimedia content in order to populate and enrich the ontologies and, on the other hand, the deployment of these ontologies to enhance the robustness of the extraction process. The workshop was tightly coupled with the BOEMIE project, aiming to initiate a new research activity on the automation of knowledge acquisition from multimedia content, through ontology evolution. The resulting technology aimed at being used in a wide range of applications in commerce, tourism, e-science, etc. During the project, the technology has been evaluated through the development of an automatic content collection and annotation service for public events in a number of major European cities. The extracted semantic information will enrich a digital map, which will provide a friendly interface to the end user.