March 25, 2017 - Sat
The STARS project is funded by JISC
I attended one of the wrap-up dissemination events for the SEMEDIA project. This two and a half year EU project brought together commercial and academic partners to look at media search environments. They have produced some very interesting tools – have a look at the showcase. From a STARS point of view one of the most interesting was Yahoo!’s VideoSearch. Using a test video corpus, this tool searches metadata produced by journalists from CCMA (one of the Spanish project partners). The metadata includes temporal properties which allow search results to highlight the most relevant chunks of video. They are also tackling the problem of scaling the generation of metadata – see the project’s research application VideoTagGame.