Project Name: Access to Audiovisual Archives
January 1, 2011
December 31, 2013
The goal of AXES (Access to Audiovisual Archives) is to develop tools
that provide various types of
users with new engaging ways to interact with audiovisual libraries,
helping them discover, browse, navigate, search and enrich archives.
In particular, apart from a search-oriented scheme, we will explore
how suggestions for audiovisual content exploration can be generated
via a myriad of information trails crossing the archive. This will be
approached from three perspectives (or axes): users, content, and
Within AXES innovative indexing techniques are developed in close
cooperation with a number of user communities through tailored use
cases and validation stages. Rather than just starting new investments
in technical solutions, the co-development is proposed of innovative
paradigms of use and novel navigation and search facilities. We will
target media professionals, educators, students, amateur researchers,
and home users.
Based on an existing Open Source service platform for digital
libraries, novel navigation and search functionalities will be offered
via interfaces tuned to user profiles and workflow. To this end, AXES
will develop tools for content analysis deploying weakly supervised
classification methods. Information in scripts, audio tracks, wikis or
blogs will be used for the cross-modal detection of people, places,
events, etc., and for link generation between audiovisual content.
Users will be engaged in the annotation process: with the support of
selection and feedback tools, they will enable the gradual improvement
of tagging performance.
AXES technology will open up audiovisual digital libraries, increasing
their cultural value and their exposure to the European public and
academia at large. The consortium is a perfect match to the
multi-disciplinary nature of the project, with professional content
owners academic and industrial experts in audiovisual analysis,
retrieval, and user studies, and partners experienced in system
integration and project management.
Official project-website: http://www.axes-project.eu/.
The following HMI-member(s) is/are coordinator of this Project
Franciska de Jong