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Combined image and word spotting (CIMWOS): Final report

Project ID: IST-1999-12203
Funded under: FP5-IST


CIMWOS is a multimedia, multimodal and multilingual system supporting content-based indexing, archiving, retrieval, and on-demand delivery of audiovisual content. The system uses a multifaceted approach to locate important segments within multimedia material employing state-of-the-art algorithms for text, speech and image processing. The CIMWOS system can be a powerful tool in the hands of the world of media and television, video, news broadcasting, show business, advertisement, and any organization that produces, markets and/or broadcasts video and audio programs, facilitating common procedures of retrieving audio-visual material during a research, a production of a documentary, etc. Utilizing the vast amounts of information accumulated in audio and video, the CIMWOS system can become an invaluable assistant in promoting the re-use of existing resources and cutting down the budgets for new productions.

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