CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

image Indexing and reTrievAl in the LArge Scale

Objective

Video & image Indexing and Retriaval in the Large Scale

Multimedia Archiving

Content providers have growing resources but no adapted tools to make them widely and easily usable for a large public. They are facing problems relative to this impressive growth, and are requiring new ways to efficiently enrich their recourses.

VITALAS is about to unlock the potential of large digitised multimedia databases, and will establish new links between cross-media contents. The project will provide advanced solutions for indexing, searching and accessing large scale digital audio-visual content.

VITALAS is a use-case driven project that will deliver a pre-industrial prototype, allowing intelligent access to multimedia professional archives. Two concrete use-cases will be considered: the first one addressing political/societal news content; the second covering fashion and entertainment news.

The VITALAS technology will not only be applied in business-to-business (B2B) applications, but will also reach out for larger public adoption, by addressing consumers' need for efficient and reliable multimedia content search engines.

Building a professional cross-media search engine

In order to meet the expectations of a broad user community, and provide a robust and scalable multimedia search engine, VITALAS will address three major challenges:

1. Cross-media indexing (automatic annotation) and retrieval
2. Large scale search techniques
3. Visualisation and Context adaptation (personalized services considering both on- and off-line)

This implies the development of efficient and advanced informative content description methods, robust machine learning approaches toward automatic annotation and interactive content search. The methods to be developed will anticipate the on-line user needs (queries) by allowing advanced retrieval of non-previously annotated persons/objects through effective non-textual content description and automatic metadata generation. The scalability issue of searching large scale index feature space will also be addressed, and intelligent visualization techniques will be developed for smart content navigation.

The VITALAS work relies on three core activities:

1. Cross-media indexing and retrieval methods: Efficient cross indexing methods will be developed through semi-automatic multimedia content annotation using several media inputs. VITALAS will put forward appropriate probabilistic retrieval techniques. Advanced hybrid relevance feedback model will be investigated to provide better user target retrieval. VITALAS will consider machine-learning methods together with the development of more informative new content description methods.

2. Interactivity and Context adapting: considering the preliminary use-cases expressed by our content provider partners, approaches which adapt the search space to the user profile and provide interactive functionalities to control the results are expected. Interactive cartographies and video synthetic views should allow users to give feedback, analyse and manipulate the results according to the task being achieved. Off-line user profiles and on-line personalisation will also be used to provide more user satisfaction by expressing users’ subjective preferences.

3. Search scalability issue: to enable search in very large and heterogeneous databases, the system validation will be performed on real and live databases, up to 10,000 hours of television archives and several tens of millions of political/societal news content images.

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM

Address

2004, Route Des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis -
06410 Biot

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 367 617

Administrative Contact

Jessica Michel (Ms.)

Participants (11)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

AGENCE BELGA AGENCE TELEGRAPHIQUE BELGE DE PRESSE, S.A. - AGENTSCHAP BELGA BELGISCH PERSTELEGRAAF AGENTSCHAP N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 265 500

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 005

INSTITUT FUER RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 225 250

FUNDACION ROBOTIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 435 641

Institut National de l'Audiovisuel

France

EU Contribution

€ 480 400

EADS DEFENCE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS

France

EU Contribution

€ 554 692

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 762 761

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 290 000

STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 394 840

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 444 200

THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 69 094

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 045389

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 March 2010

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 174 508

  • EU contribution

    € 4 690 000

Coordinated by:

GEIE ERCIM

France