Automatic metadata high up in the mountains

The European Broadcasting Union EBU’s annual Metadata Network MDN Workshop 2019 was organised in June 2019 in Geneva. It gathered 88 experts from different media companies, research institutes and vendor companies to share latest experiences and ideas related to metadata in the media business.  Thematically related to MeMAD, many broadcasters are already working on automatic…

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Putting the user in the center

In September, the MeMAD project gathered in Surrey for the fifth plenary meeting. As we’re about half-way through the project, we drilled down to the most central use cases and continued planning of the evaluation process in the final 18 months of MeMAD. With all of the pieces of the puzzle coming together, it was…

Analysing 1 million hours of French TV and radio for describing gender equality

MeMAD project MeMAD project aims at designing cutting-edge audiovisual media indexing methods. This work will meet the need for automatic procedures required for the management of large audiovisual collections, as well as media accessibility for the visually and hearing impaired. INA contributed to the MeMAD platform with a software module dedicated to audio analysis: music…

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Document-level Machine Translation

Typical machine translation is done on the sentence level. This means that sentences are translated in isolation without considering the flow in the surrounding context. From a human perspective, this is less than satisfactory. A natural text needs to be well connected, and the story it tells should be coherent and fluent. Any human translator…

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…