Search computing focuses on building the answers to complex search queries like "Where can I attend an interesting conference in my field close to a sunny beach?" by interacting with a constellation of cooperating search services, using ranking and joining of results as the dominant factors for service composition. By leveraging the peculiar features of search services, the project devises query approaches, execution plans, plan optimization techniques, query configuration tools, and exploratory user interfaces.
VERGE is a hybrid interactive video retrieval system, which is capable of searching into video content by integrating different search modules that employ visual and textual-based techniques. The following retrieval functionalities are supported:
- Visual similarity search by Query
- Text search
- High level visual concept retrieval search
Evaluation of VERGE search engine was performed with participation in video retrieval related conferences and showcases as TRECVID and VideOlympics.
From a collaboration between Sanoma Digital and Amsterdam University. You can have your own photo's analyzed by sophisticated emotion recognition software, and the mystery of emotions will be explained to you.
The P2P-Next integrated project builds a next generation Peer-to-Peer (P2P) content delivery platform, to be designed, developed, and applied jointly by a consortium consisting of high-profile academic and industrial players with proven track records in innovation and commercial success.
MILOS Multimedia Content Management System is a general purpose software component tailored to support design and effective implementation of digital library applications. MILOS supports the storage and content based retrieval of any multimedia documents whose descriptions are provided by using arbitrary metadata models represented in XML. MILOS is flexible in the management of documents containing different types of data and content descriptions; it is efficient and scalable in the storage and content based retrieval of these documents.
Try the MILOS Photo Book - Online photo sharing - to learn more...
The QUAERO program is a French governmental initiative focussing the media content production and management chain with the objective to significantly facilitate access to and usage of multimedia content. Search is central to the programme, which will spend a significant effort into the development of very advanced and possibly disruptive technologies in the areas of audio, language, music, image and video processing as well as data coding, content protection, and high performance networks and storage organization. Total effort planned by the 17 current members is about 2000 Person-years (over 5 years). About the third of this effort concerns technology developments, and the remaining part of the budget is allocated mainly to the development of the applications.
This program (Information Access Disruptions) is lead by FAST and targets core research for next generation precision, analytics and scale in information access. Furthermore, iAd builds international networks to identify and execute on global disruption opportunities enabled by emerging services in the information age. iAd started up at the end of 2006 and run until 2014.
THESEUS is a research program initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology (BMWi), with the goal of developing a new Internet-based infrastructure in order to better use and utilize the knowledge available on the Internet.
THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN BUILT UPON THE EFFORTS OF ITS PREDECESSOR PROJECT CHORUS
Contact: Jean-Charles Point, JCP-Consult, pointjc(at)jcp-consult.com, Yiannis Kompatsiaris, ITI/CERTH, ikom(at)iti.gr