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CARETAKER

Project ID: 027231
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Content Analysis and REtrieval Technologies to Apply Knowledge Extraction to massive Recording

From 2006-03-01 to 2008-09-30, closed project | CARETAKER Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 541 849

EU contribution:

EUR 2 900 000

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP6-2004-IST-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Description

Targeted extraction of data from multimedia

Video surveillance is in common use all over the world. Advances in sensor devices, communications and storage capacities have made it increasingly easy to store large quantities of data. However, this data would be of much more value if the knowledge contained therein could be effectively exploited while at the same time preserving the privacy of the individual.

Objective

The CARETAKER project aims at studying, developing and assessing multimedia knowledge-based content analysis, knowledge extraction components, and metadata management sub-systems in the context of automated situation awareness, diagnosis and decision support. More precisely, CARETAKER will focus on the extraction of a structured knowledge from large multimedia collections recorded over networks of camera and microphones deployed in real sites. The produced audio-visual streams, in addition to surveillance and safety issues, could represent a useful source of information if stored and automatically analyzed, in urban planning and resource optimization for instance.
CARETAKER will model and account for two types of knowledge: on one side, the multi-user knowledge (safety operators, decision makers), represented by their needs, their use-case scenario definition, and their abilities at providing context description for sensory data; on the other side, the content knowledge, characterized by a first layer of primitive events that can be extracted from the raw data streams, such as ambient sounds, crowd density estimation, or object trajectories, and a second layer of higher semantic events, defined from longer term analysis and from more complex relationships between both primitive events and higher-level events. Both knowledge types will be modelled through ontologies and exploited in the content extraction methodologies. The latter will be based on an innovative approach, whereby probabilistic models will be associated with each ontological entity, allowing to take full advantage of both statistical data-driven and scenario-based reasoning approaches, allowing for effectiveness, flexibility, and robustness with respect to sensor deployment conditions. Extracted metadata will be incorporated in knowledge management systems providing web-base content access and semantic, spatio-temporal, automatic knowledge discovery retrieval capabilities.

Related information

Coordinator

THALES COMMUNICATIONS SA
France

EU contribution: EUR 749 464


160 Bd de Valmy
92704 Colombes
France
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Bertrand RAVERA
Tel.: +33 146133172
Fax: +33 146132555
E-mail

Participants

MULTITEL ASBL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 364 423


PARC INITIALIS, AVENUE COPERNIC 1
7000 MONS
Belgium
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jean-Francois Delaigle
Tel.: +3265374751
Fax: +3265374798
E-mail
IDIAP (FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DALLE MOLLE D'INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE PERCEPTIVE)
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 505 393


RUE DU SIMPLON 4
1920 MARTIGNY
Switzerland
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jean-Marc Odobez
Tel.: +41 277217726
Fax: +41 277217712
E-mail
Vysoke uceni technicke v Brne
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 243 924


ANTONINSKA 548/1
601 90 BRNO
Czech Republic
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Jan Cernocky
Tel.: +420 5 41141284
Fax: +420 541141270
E-mail
SOLID INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OY
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 188 188


MERIMIEHENKATU 36 D
00150 HELSINKI
Finland
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Jorma PALO
Tel.: +358 40 8467667
Fax: +358 9 2782877
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 329 825


DOMAINE DE VOLUCEAU
78153 LE CHESNAY
France
Administrative contact: Francois BREMOND
Tel.: +33 4 92387659
Fax: +33 4 92387939
E-mail
Gruppo Torinese Trasporti S.P.A.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 45 000


CORSO TURATI 19/6
10128 TORINO
Italy
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Alberto Forchino
AGENZIA PER LA MOBILITA DEL COMUNE DI ROMA SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 136 200


VIA VOLTURNO 65
00185 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Bruno Corbucci
Tel.: +39 0646954953
Fax: +39 0646954988
E-mail
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 337 583


RIVER HOUSE, 53-57 HIGH STREET
KT1 1LQ KINGSTON UPON THAMES
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: James ORWELL
Tel.: +44 2085477858
Fax: +44 2085477997
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