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FP7 CUBRIK

CUBRIK

Project reference: 287704
Funded under

Human-enhanced time-aware multimedia search

From 2011-10-01 to 2014-09-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 776 297

EU contribution:

EUR 6 834 400

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

The multimedia search engine with a human touch.

No search is the same and no knowledge domain requirements are identical, so how can the full potential of search intelligence be exploited?

How can search computation be boosted with intuition, lateral thinking, conceptual associations, trusted opinions and domain knowledge?

How can multimedia search be provided with time-space coherence?

CUbRIK brings together IT and human intelligence, enhancing the search experience to augment precision and the relevance of reults when machine intelligence fails or is unable to remove uncertainty. The approach is not to emulate, but rather to incorporate human and social capabilities, from feature extraction to search and validation of a multimedia content and query processing system.

CUbRIK creates a "white box" version of multimedia content and query processing system.

Multimedia search is enhanced to perform entity-based time and space awareness supported by a knowledge base of spatio-temporal entities (locations, events, trends) correlated with rich semantic associations.

This capability is based on programmable pipelines able to asynchronously schedule machine jobs, crowdsourcing and GWAP-based tasks. Results from different types of activities are reconciled to augment the precision and the relevance of results.

Objective

Multimedia search engines today are "black-box" systems. This closed architecture makes it difficult for technology providers, application integrators, and end-users to try out novel approaches for multimedia content and query processing, because there is no place where one can deploy content, components, and processes, integrate them with complementary technologies, and assess the results in a real and scalable environment.The key technical principle of CUBRIK is to create a "white-box" version of a multimedia content and query processing system, by unbundling its functionality into a set of search processing pipelines, i.e., orchestrations of open source and third-party components instantiating current algorithms for multimedia content analysis, query processing, and relevance feedback evaluation. Examples will be pipelines for extracting metadata from media collections using the software mix that best fits application requirements, for processing multimodal queries, and for analysing user's feedback in novel ways.CUBRIK aims at constructing an open platform for multimedia search practitioners, researchers and end-users, where different classes of contributors can meet and advance the state-of-the-art by joining forces. Important scientific contributions will be the systematic integration of human and social computation in the design and execution of pipelines, and the enrichment of multimedia content and query processing with temporal and spatial entities.On the business side, CUBRIK will endorse an ecosystem where a multitude of actors will concur to implement real application scenarios that validate the platform features in real world conditions and for vertical search domains. The CUBRIK community will bring together technology developers, software integrators, social network and crowdsourcing providers, content owners and SMEs, to promote the open search paradigm for the creation of search solutions tailored to user needs in vertical domains.

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Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 940 058


Viale Regione Siciliana Nord Ovest 7275
90146 Palermo
Italy
Administrative contact: Vincenzo Croce
Tel.: +39 091 7511746
E-mail

Participants

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 547 531


Hansastrasse
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Andrea Zeumann
Tel.: +49 189 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
ATTENSITY EUROPE GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 11 717


EUROPAALLEE
67657 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Administrative contact: Dawn Auer
Tel.: +49 631 303 5504
Fax: +49 631 303 5507
E-mail
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 545 440


Welfengarten
30167 HANNOVER
Germany
Administrative contact: Wolfgang Nejdl
Tel.: +49 511 762 19710
Fax: +49 511 762 19712
E-mail
EMPOLIS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 195 083


EUROPAALLEE
67657 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Administrative contact: Dawn Auer
Tel.: +496316803719
E-mail
EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR PARTICIPATORY MEDIA EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 242 400


WILHELMSTRASSE
10117 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Jasminko Novak
Tel.: +49 30 5770 9367
Fax: +49 30 2005 97111
E-mail
HOMERIA OPEN SOLUTIONS, S.L.
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 166 500


C/ Alfonso Díaz de Bustamante
10001 Cáceres
Spain
Administrative contact: Miguel Angel Preciado Rodríguez
Tel.: +34 92 725 7490
E-mail
MICROTASK OY
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 182 640


BULEVARDI
00100 HELSINKI
Finland
Administrative contact: Harri Holopainen
Tel.: +358 40 5042544
Fax: +358 9 4241 2728
E-mail
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 696 000


CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD
57001 THERMI THESSALONIKI
Greece
Administrative contact: George Giannopoulos
Tel.: +30 2310 498210
Fax: +30 2310 498110
E-mail
NEXTURE CONSULTING S.R.L.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 428 000


Piazza Lamarmora
10015 IVREA
Italy
Administrative contact: John Lomas
Tel.: +39 0125 658699
Fax: +39 0125 658699
E-mail
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 523 070


PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI
20133 MILANO
Italy
Administrative contact: Fabio Conti
Tel.: +39 02 2399 3431
Fax: +39 02 2399 3437
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 605 313


VIA BELENZANI
38122 TRENTO
Italy
Administrative contact: Ilina Petkanovska
Tel.: +39 0461 28 3777
Fax: +39 0461 28 2093
E-mail
INNOVATION ENGINEERING SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 299 840


Via Palestrina
00189 Rome
Italy
Administrative contact: Leonor Carolina Salas Parra
Tel.: +39 348 9348546
Fax: +39 06 33267022
E-mail
Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe
Luxembourg

EU contribution: EUR 250 560


Chateau de Sanem
L-4992 SANEM
Luxembourg
Administrative contact: Susana Munoz
Tel.: +352 595920 1
Fax: +352 595920 555
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 410 008


Stevinweg
2628 CN DELFT
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Pieter De Wit
Tel.: +31 15 278 1892
E-mail
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 429 520


MILE END ROAD
E1 4NS LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Reuben Almeida
Tel.: +44 20 7882 7962
Fax: +44 20 7882 7525
E-mail
WEBRATIO SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 360 720


PIAZZALE LUIGI CADORNA
20123 MILANO
Italy
Administrative contact: Also Bongio
Tel.: +39 02 3671 4280
Fax: +39 02 3671 4291
E-mail
Record Number: 100872 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11