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VRT: Task oriented search results

The EU-funded TOSCA-MP project may have closed, but its legacy lives on, and visitors to the Future Zone can learn of the results of its research.

Task Oriented Search and Content Analysis for Media Production is a collaborative research project led by Belgium’s VRT and focusing on user-centric content annotation and search tools in networked media production and archiving (television, radio, online).

In 2013 the first results were demonstrated at the Future Zone, however, in the meantime prototypes have been finalised, so new powerful search results and visualisation methods will be demonstrated.

Over a series of field trials the project addressed such questions as how can editorial production become multiplatform? In what way is personalisation a real added value, and how does it fit in with a user’s behaviour? How can the experience of live events such as sports and music festivals be enhanced? What is the best and most efficient way for a media organisation to achieve a clear annotated archive?

Project results fall into four categories: Content search across multilingual repositories; Distributed workflows for media production; Rich annotations for archived assets; and assisted production of sports events

Novel approaches have been explored to browse and visualize search results in a more intuitive way. In addition, the generation of metadata has been fully automated in a service oriented architecture-based approach compatible with FIMS.

VRT Research & Innovation is a department of the Flemish public broadcaster. Mike Matton from VRT will present a paper in the session ‘Advanced content production in an automated world’ on Monday, 15 September, 11.30.