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2005-2006 Work Programme
2.6.3 Search Engines for Audio-Visual Content
To provide advanced solutions for organising, searching and accessing large-scale, distributed digital audio-visual content and objects. Support will be given to projects that significantly advance research capabilities and/or consolidate existing research work and identify future orientations in the field. Proposed actions should have a federating effect on on-going work within relevant national initiatives for on-line access to digital content.
- Technologies to support the process of representing and interpreting, navigating and retrieving audio-visual content and other types of digital objects. Particular aspects to be considered include heterogeneous data fusion, optimised system integration and where applicable P2P technologies.
- Methods and tools aimed at higher levels of information harvesting, including automated knowledge discovery and extraction, annotation and summarisation, indexing and retrieval of all types of digital content (text, image, video, audio, 3D graphical objects etc.), including protected content.
- Systems for adaptive search by content and/or context to be tested in realistic everyday life settings, based on relevance feedback - including socially-derived relevance. This should encompass the integration and testing of search from a variety of sources based on mixed-media queries and the delivery of different media types on a variety of devices (including mobile terminals).
Emphasis should be placed on future user and service search requirements and on ubiquitous access, be it from a fixed or mobile networks, hiding complexity, as well as handling context and geographical awareness in multiple environments (e.g. local, corporate, open Internet). Work should be placed in a systems context with a clear industrial exploitation drive. Solutions should be validated with targeted applications in critical sectors, using large scale heterogeneous and networked audio-visual information repositories.
- IPs, STREPs, CAs
- Indicative budget:
- 30 M; IPs: 40%; STREPs, CAs: 60%
- Call information:
- IST Call 6