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Empolis Information Management Gmbh | Date: 2012-09-20

Apparatus for the recording, transmission, storage, processing and reproduction of data, text, sound and images; magnetic data carriers; prerecorded sound/image, image/sound and data carriers, in particular compact discs, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, CD-Is and tapes; phonograph records; computer software. Business management and organisation consultancy relating to the organisation of media marketing and relating to the use of digital media; gathering and providing of data. Gathering and providing of information. Electronic publishing for others, in particular conception, editing and publishing of prerecorded data carriers; educational services relating to the application of programs for data processing and computer software. Computer programming and rental (leasing) of computer programs and computer software; production and design of websites; database services, in particular rental (leasing) of access time to computer databases.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.5 | Award Amount: 8.78M | Year: 2011

Multimedia search engines today are black-box systems. This closed architecture makes it difficult for technology providers, application integrators, and end-users to try out novel approaches for multimedia content and query processing, because there is no place where one can deploy content, components, and processes, integrate them with complementary technologies, and assess the results in a real and scalable environment.The key technical principle of CUBRIK is to create a white-box version of a multimedia content and query processing system, by unbundling its functionality into a set of search processing pipelines, i.e., orchestrations of open source and third-party components instantiating current algorithms for multimedia content analysis, query processing, and relevance feedback evaluation. Examples will be pipelines for extracting metadata from media collections using the software mix that best fits application requirements, for processing multimodal queries, and for analysing users feedback in novel ways.CUBRIK aims at constructing an open platform for multimedia search practitioners, researchers and end-users, where different classes of contributors can meet and advance the state-of-the-art by joining forces. Important scientific contributions will be the systematic integration of human and social computation in the design and execution of pipelines, and the enrichment of multimedia content and query processing with temporal and spatial entities.On the business side, CUBRIK will endorse an ecosystem where a multitude of actors will concur to implement real application scenarios that validate the platform features in real world conditions and for vertical search domains. The CUBRIK community will bring together technology developers, software integrators, social network and crowdsourcing providers, content owners and SMEs, to promote the open search paradigm for the creation of search solutions tailored to user needs in vertical domains.

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