Section: Overall Objectives
In addition to the dissemination of our work through publications in conferences and journals, our scientific activity is accompanied with the permanent concern of evaluation and assessment of our progress within the framework of evaluation campaigns.
This year, our project-team participated to The Star Challenge, an international competition on information retrieval tasks in multimedia contents, as part of an international joint venture with the National Institute of Informatics (NII, Tokyo) and the Texmex project-team. Our joint team passed the qualifying round and took part of the grand final held in Singapore, where it ranked second out of the five finalist competitors.
Texmex and Metiss were involved in audio retrieval tasks, such as the “Query by IPA” one which consists in retrieving shots containing a given string of phonemes in a multilingual collection of video shots.