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Multimedia understanding through semantics, computation and learning

Objective

Due to the convergence of several strands of scientific and technological progress we are witnessing the emergence of unprecedented opportunities for the creation of a knowledge driven society. Indeed, databases are accruing large amounts of complex multimedia documents, networks allow fast and almost ubiquitous access to an abundance of resources and processors have the computational power to perform sophisticated and demanding algorithms.

However, progress is hampered by the sheer amount and diversity of the available data. As a consequence, access can only be efficient if based directly on content and semantics, the extraction and indexing of which is only feasible if achieved automatically. MUSCLE aims at creating and supporting a pan-European Network of Excellence to foster close collaboration between research groups in multimedia data mining on the one hand and machine learning on the other in order to make breakthrough progress towards the following objectives.(i) Harnessing the full potential of machine learning and cross-modal interaction for the (semi-)automatic generation of metadata with high semantic content for multimedia documents.(ii) Applying machine learning for the creation of expressive, context-aware, self-learning, and human centred interfaces that will be able to effectively assist users in the exploration of complex and rich multimedia content.(iii) Improving interoperability and exchangeability of heterogeneous and distributed (meta)data try enabling data descriptions of high semantic content (e.g. ontologies, MPEG7 and XML schemata) an conference schemes that can reason about these at the appropriate levels.(iv) Through dissemination, training and industrial liaison, contribute to the distribution and uptake the technology by relevant end-users such as industry, education, and the service sector.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM
Address
2004, Route Des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
France

Participants (37)

ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC - INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION THEORY AND AUTOMATION
Czechia
Address
Pod Vodarenskou Vezi 4
182 08 Praha
ADVANCED COMPUTER VISION GMBH - ACV
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
1220 Wien
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79085 Freiburg
ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Address
Donau-city Str. 1
1220 Wien
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Administraton Building
54124 Thessaloniki
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8. Km
06533 Ankara
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
75752 Paris Cedex 15
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE L'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE SES APPLICATIONS
France
Address
6 Avenue Du Ponceau
95014 Cergy Cedex
FORSCHUNGSVEREIN E-COMMERCE COMPETENCE CENTER - EC3
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
1220 Wien
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
71110 Iraklio, Crete
GROUPE DES ECOLES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
France
Address
46, Rue Barrault
75013 Paris 13
INSTITUT FUER BILDVERARBEITUNG UND ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK E.V.
Germany
Address
Koernerstrasse 10
04107 Leipzig
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LTU TECHNOLOGIES
France
Address
57 Rue Pierre Charron
75008 Paris 08
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATO INTEZET
Hungary
Address
Kende U. 13-17
1111 Budapest
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
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Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
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Technion City
32000 Haifa
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
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Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INSTITUTE
Greece
Address
Kounoupidiana Akrotiriou
73100 Chania
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
CB2 1TS Cambridge
THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
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College Green
2 Dublin
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
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GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE PARIS VI PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
France
Address
4 Place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
1012 WX Amsterdam
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
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02044 Vtt