Project Name: MUMIS: Multimedia Indexing and Searching Environment

Abbreviation: MUMIS

Start date: July 1, 2000

End date: May 1, 2003

Project Description:
MUMIS will develop basic technology for the automatic indexing of multimedia broadcast content, in the following stages:

  • Use data from different media sources (documents, radio and television programmes) to build a specialised set of lexica and an ontology for the selected domain (soccer).
  • Digitise non-text data and apply speech recognition techniques to extract text.
  • Develop information extraction techniques and apply them to the texts to extract significant text elements (such as the names of players in a team, goals scored...) and use these to build annotations
  • Build a novel type of merging tool, to combine the event descriptions generated from different data sources, and from sources in different languages (Dutch, English, German).
  • Store the merged event descriptions (the domain ontology) in a central database, with relevant metadata.
  • Develop a user interface (in Dutch, English, German and Swedish) to enable professional users to query the database, by selecting from menus of event descriptions, metadata, and so on, and to view video fragments retrieved to satisfy the query.

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Project Funding

MUMIS is a project within the 5th Framework Programme IST (Information Society Technologies) of the European Union.

Related Projects

  • Twenty-One
  • Pop-Eye
  • Olive
  • Druid


The following HMI-member(s) is/are coordinator of this Project

Franciska de Jong



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