The POLYMNIA proposal aims to develop an intelligent cross-media platform for personalised leisure and entertainment in thematic parks or venues. The system we will develop allows the visitor to be the real protagonist in the venue. POLYMNIA caters for a great variety of media needs of the visitors: from recording their visit to provide a high-quality, customised souvenir, to embedding personalised electronic content into their activities in real time. Furthermore, the visitors can remotely share their experience with friends and family, who are enabled to participate in real time in visit to the venue.
POLYMNIA provides new and innovative solutions that cover the full digital content chain: acquisition and creation; management and processing; access, retrieval, manipulation and delivery of digital content. For the specific targeted goal of the POLYMNIA platform, the human beings are the content of interest. The platform is equipped with innovative imaging technologies for real time detection, localisation and tracking of "human content", i.e. the human visitor within the recoding being made in real-time by the system. No constraints are imposed on the variation of the environment.
New, content-based media representation and organisation schemes will be developed to provide scalable, efficient and user-oriented description of the "human content", enabling: efficient retrieval, access, and delivery across heterogeneous media platforms; adaptive mechanisms to update the system response to the current users' information needs and preferences; and personalisation of content management and manipulation. Joint processing of different types of media, e.g. text, video, images, audio and graphics is also enabled. A content programming language will be developed to address the technical requirements in a common and unified way. Finally, automatic media editing techniques are incorporated to improve the quality of the end-product.
Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
153 41 Athina
20063 Cernusco Sul Naviglio
SO17 1BJ Southampton