Multimedia information technology and the annotation of video

A. Smeulders, Franciska M.G. de Jong, M. Worring

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    The state of the art in multimedia information technology has not progressed to the point where a single solution is available to meet all reasonable needs of documentalists and users of video archives. In general, we do not have an optimistic view of the usability of new technology in this domain, but digitization and digital power can be expected to cause a small revolution in the area of video archiving. The volume of data leads to two views of the future: on the pessimistic side, overload of data will cause lack of annotation capacity, and on the optimistic side, there will be enough data from which to learn selected concepts that can be deployed to support automatic annotation. At the threshold of this interesting era, we make an attempt to describe the state of the art in technology. We sample the progress in text, sound, and image processing, as well as in machine learning.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationAudiovisueel: van emancipatie tot professionalisering. Jaarboek 2005.
    EditorsM. Lauwers, B. Hogenkamp
    Place of Publication's Gravenhage
    PublisherStichting Archiefpublicaties
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Print)90-71251-24-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    • METIS-237659
    • IR-66662
    • EWI-8296

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