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MULTI: Multimodal Interaction and Multimedia Data Mining

English title MULTI: Multimodal Interaction and Multimedia Data Mining
Applicant Bourlard Hervé
Number 113615
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution IDIAP Institut de Recherche
Institution of higher education Idiap Research Institute - IDIAP
Main discipline Information Technology
Start/End 01.10.2006 - 30.09.2008
Approved amount 866'564.00
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Keywords (7)

automatic speech and audio processing; computer vision; advanced human-computer interaction; machine learning; indexing of multimedia information systems; retrieval ofmultimedia information systems; information retrieval

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
MULTI : MULTImodal Interaction and MULTImedia Data Mining

As a unified research theme, the goal of the MULTI project is to carry out fundamental research in the field of multimodal interaction, mainly covering a wide range of critical activities and applications, including recognition and interpretation of spoken, written and gestural language, recognition and interpretation of visual scenes, and processing and indexing of multi-channel (e.g., audio-visual)data streams. Other key sub-themes of MULTI include the control of information access, typically through biometric user authentication techniques (including speaker and face verification). Mainly exploiting related technologies of statistical modeling and data mining, MULTI also investigates advanced approaches towards the structuring, retrieval and presentation of multimedia information (e.g., resulting of multimodal meeting or lecture recordings), which also represents a wide-ranging and important research area that includes not only the multimodal interaction aspects, but also multimedia document analysis, indexing, and information retrieval, thus involving complex computer vision and data fusion algorithms. The research areas addressed in MULTI thus cover 6 complementary research themes, namely: (1) machine learning, (2) speech and audio processing, (3) computer vision,(4) information retrieval, (5) biometric authentication, and (6) multimodal interaction.
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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
105470 MULTI: Multimodal Interaction and Multimedia Data Mining 01.10.2004 Project funding (Div. I-III)
122062 MULTI: Multimodal Interaction and Multimedia Data Mining 01.10.2008 Project funding (Div. I-III)