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ALERT Informe resumido

Project ID: IST-1999-10354
Financiado con arreglo a: FP5-IST
País: Portugal

News alert system

The ALERT project aimed to associate state-of-the-art speech recognition with audio and video segmentation and automatic topic indexing to develop an automatic media-monitoring demonstrator and evaluate it in the context of real world applications. The targeted languages were French, German and Portuguese.

This is a complete ALERT system that is capable of continuously monitoring TV channels, and searching inside their news programs for stories that match the profile of a given user. The system may be tuned to automatically detect the start and end of a broadcast news program. When the program is detected the system automatically records, transcribes, indexes summarizes and stores the program. After that, the system then searches in all the user profiles for the ones that fit into the detected topics. If any topic matches the user preferences, an email is send to that user indicating the occurrence and location of one or more stories about the selected topics. This alert message enables a user to follow the links to the video clips referring to the selected stories.

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