|Squeezing Semantics from Media
|48th International Symposium ELMAR-2006
|Today, digital audiovisual applications are part of our everyday lives. It is envisioned that powerful new and advanced applications and services become possible based on smart content analysis and description. Of prime importance is the extraction of semantics from images, speech, audio and video. Worldwide efforts concentrate on bridging the gap between low level descriptions and high level semantics. Will it be possible to design smart applications that automatically classify and filter media - to provide individual users with dedicated content? Will it possible to develop search engines or specific filters that use extracted descriptions to help users or agents search and navigate through large collections of data? In my talk I will give an overview about the state-of-the-art in this exciting and promising field.