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Semantic audio-visual entertainment reusable objects

Objective

SALERO's goal is to define and develop 'intelligent content' objects with context-aware behaviours for self-adaptive use and delivery across different platforms, building on and extending research in media technologies, web semantics, and context based image retrieval, to reverse the trend toward ever-increasing cost of creating media.

SALERO aims to advance the state of the art in digital media to the point where it becomes possible to create audiovisual media for cross-platform delivery using intelligent content tools, with greater quality at lower cost, to provide audiences with more engaging entertainment and information at home or on the move. The RTD addresses:
- Understanding the relations between media types, genres, workflows and styles
- Metadata, Media Semantics and Ontologies for semantically aware content objects
- Practical methods of context-based information retrieval of characters, sounds, images, movements or behaviours
- Procedures for manipulating the appearance, sound, movement and behaviour of semantically aware characters and objects
- Improved methods and tools for script translation and speech synthesis
- Software toolkits, systems, plug-ins and interfaces for control of appearances, sounds, semantic behaviour and properties of intelligent content objects

SALERO will guide, validate and evaluate the R and D through experimental productions across a range of important media genre, based on scenarios defined by artists and creative media professionals. It will also reinforce the European skills base by developing training structures for professionals and researchers and prepare the market launch of technologies through a series of Demonstration Testbeds for media professionals.

The RTD programme includes long-term research and medium-term work designed to result in novel products and services at the component and system level by the end of the project.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
Austria

Participants (12)

ACTIVA MULTIMEDIA DIGITAL, S.L.
Spain
Address
Carrer Baronessa De Malda 48-52
08950 Esplugues De Llobregat
BLITZ GAMES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Regent Square House, The Parade
CV32 4NL Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
DTS EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 5 Tavistock Industrial Estate, Ruscombe Lane Ruscombe
RG10 9NJ Reading
DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
Address
Fitzwilliam House, Pembroke Street
2 Dublin
FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Plaza De La Merce 10-12
08002 Barcelona
GRASS VALLEY GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Address
Brunnenweg 9
64331 Weiterstadt
LEOPOLD FRANZENS UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
PEPPERS GHOST PRODUCTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Buckingham House, West Street
RG14 1BE Newbury
TAIDETEOLLINEN KORKEAKOULU
Finland
Address
Hameentie 135C
00560 Helsinki
THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Placa De La Merce 10-12
Barcelona
UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL
Spain
Address
Calle Claravall 1
08022 Barcelona