MeMAD in Media for All conference

MeMAD project will have a strong presence in the Media for All conference in Stockholm next week. Sabine Braun and Kim Starr from University of Surrey will give a presentation titled “Comparing human and automated approaches to video description” on Wednesday, and Yle will have a large participation including Christoffer Forssell in the Wednesday morning…

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Working together to bring value

During the last week of April, the MeMAD project team was back in Helsinki for the fourth plenary meeting. Before the plenary kicked off, members from Eurecom, Limecraft, Lingsoft, Aalto and INA got together on Wednesday to flesh out the principles for data handling and the use of RDF, based on an EBUCore-compatible model  created…

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MeMAD use cases for validation at EBU MDN 2018

MeMAD draft use cases were circulated for comments and feedback at the annual EBU professional workshop for metadata developers network MDN. The first day of 2018 workshop was dedicated for demonstrations and projects on AI and media industry. Read more at https://tech.ebu.ch/mdn2018.

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Tag the sound

What is audio tagging? If you are a frequent social media user, then you must be familiar with the word ‘tag’. This type of tagging normally happens when you find a funny meme or video that perfectly depicts your friends or matches their need. This process contains analyzing the content and assigning it to relevant…

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A conference presenter standing by his research poster representing MeMAD.

To be or not to be… multimodal in MT

During the first year of our machine translation efforts in MeMAD, we focused on participating in two shared tasks on multimodal MT: the caption translation task at WMT 2018 and the speech translation task at IWSLT 2018. Starting with the good news, we can note that the MeMAD team won with a convincing victory over…

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Unlocking copyrighted media archives for research

MeMAD research work – especially the parts analysing video and audio – depends on data and media because data intensive methods such as data mining are being used. MeMAD research teams of course use the standard open datasets such as TRECVID, but we have also worked to gain access and get rights to also use…

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IMT: How to transform videos into words?

The H2020 MeMAD project ambitions to develop a set of technologies that will describe comprehensively videos, ranging from visual objects, people and motions that can be seen, to music, sounds and speech that can be hear and background knowledge and common sense that enable to understand the stories being told in those videos. In this…

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Research network Digin interested about MeMAD

Lingsoft will present MeMAD project at the exhibition of Digitality and logic of Internet on May 21st in Turku, Finland. The event gathers together research around digitality and digital huamities. Especially logic of Internet will be discussed in many of the presentations.

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MeMAD introduced in Tallinn

MeMAD project was introduced at Audiovisual translation – New trends in translation technology on May 17th in Tallinn, Estonia. Dr. Tiina Lindh-Knuutila from Lingsoft was invited to present how language technologies can enhance audiovisual translation process. Read more about the presentation here.

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Lingsoft: Artificiell intelligens revolutionerar hanteringen av audiovisuellt material

  Pressmeddelande, fri för publicering 4.4.2018 Lingsoft är med i ett EU-projekt, som revolutionerar hanteringen av stora videosamlingar. Projektets syfte är att skapa nästa generations medieupplevelse genom att kombinera effektiviteten i artificiell intelligens med precisionen i mänskligt arbete. Det tre år långa EU-forskningsprojektet som inleddes i början av 2018, MeMAD, söker metoder för att nyttja…

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Lingsoft: Tekoäly mullistaa audiovisuaalisen aineiston hallinnan

Tiedote, vapaa julkaistavaksi 27.3.2018 Lingsoft on mukana EU-hankkeessa, joka mullistaa suurten videokokoelmien käsittelyn. Hankkeen tarkoituksena on rakentaa seuraavan sukupolven mediakokemusta yhdistämällä tekoälyn tuoma tehokkuus ihmistyön tarkkuuteen. Vuoden 2018 alussa käynnistynyt kolmivuotinen EU-tutkimushanke MeMAD etsii menetelmiä tekoälyn hyödyntämiseen media-alalla, erityisesti videoaineiston kuvailussa, kääntämisessä ja tekstittämisessä. Lingsoft keskittyy hankkeessa erityisesti suomen- ja ruotsinkielisen puheentunnistuksen jatkokehittämiseen, puhujantunnistukseen ja aineistojen asiasanoitukseen.…

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Aalto-yliopisto: Tutkijat opettavat tekoälyn kuvailemaan videoita – EU-hankkeessa kehitettävä menetelmä voi mullistaa suurten videokokoelmien käsittelyn

Uusi menetelmä yhdistää tekstikuvailuun sekä videolla kuuluvan puheen että kuvan sisällön ja tuottaa tekstin suoraan halutulle kielelle. Tammikuussa 2018 alkaneessa EU:n rahoittamassa projektissa kehitetään Aalto-yliopiston uusimpiin kuvan- ja äänenkäsittelyn tutkimustuloksiin perustuva menetelmä audiovisuaalisen aineiston kuvailuun ja luokitteluun. Projektin yhtenä opetusaineistona käytetään Yleltä saatuja videomuotoisia arkistomateriaaleja. “Menetelmän avulla saadaan automaattisesti tekstikuvaus videon tapahtumista ja puheesta. Vertailemalla…

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Welcome to the MeMAD Kick-off Seminar – Methods for managing audiovisual data: combining automatic efficiency with human accuracy

The seminar presents MeMAD (Methods for managing audiovisual data: combining automatic efficiency with human accuracy), a new three year research and innovation project to develop efficient and accurate automatic language-based methods for managing, accessing and publishing video content. These methods will benefit in particular the creative industries, such as television, cinema and on-demand services, as they tackle with the increasing audiovisual big data. 

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