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EPSRC Reference: GR/L03446/01
Title: MULTIMEDIA THESAURUS AND INTELLIGENT AGENT SUPPORT FOR CONTENT BASED NAVIGATION
Principal Investigator: Hall, Professor Dame W
Other Investigators:
Davis, Dr H Davis, Mr H Lewis, Professor PH
Lewis, Dr P
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
IBM UK Ltd
Department: Electronics and Computer Science
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 March 1996 Ends: 31 August 1999 Value (£): 179,328
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Multimedia
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies
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Multimedia systems are one of the fastest growing areas of IT. Substantial improvements are required for navigating through non-text information if their full potential is to be realised. Navigation based on content matching is an important development, but the aim of this project is to innovate more versatile facilities for navigation through non-text information than content matching alone can provide. This will involve two major innovations: (1) the extensions of an open hypermedia architecture to support a multimedia thesaurus (MMT) in which representations of objects in different media will be maintained, together with their inter-relationships; (2) the development of intelligent agents which will use knowledge from the MMT and additional knowledge accumulated automatically during information entry, to seek out discriminators between object classes and also naturally occurring groupings of media based features to augment the MMT. The MMT and agents will work together to greatly enhance facilities for navigation and retrieval.
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