COALA: Content-Oriented Audiovisual Library Access
The project’s objective is to design and implement a digital
audio-visual library system for TV broadcasters and video archive owners
with facilities to provide effective content-oriented access to
internal and external end-users. Users require powerful mechanisms that
allow accessing audiovisual data based on the rich information which is
contained in the content rather than the traditional retrieval methods
based on a set of bibliographical descriptions
information retrieval, semantic web, search engine, ontology, etc.
Two applications have been developed:
- The LogCreator, which is an application for semi-automatic indexing of audio-visual document content, based on an a-priori automatic detection of shots.
- The StlML, which is an application allowing the translation of teletext subtitle information from the EBU binary format into an XML format. The XML format can then be used either by the LogCreator or by the Television organizations who need to access to teletext subtitle information for different reasons. Demos are available on the website.
Website of the project