International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) 2010

Paris, France
December 2-3, 2010

The Quaero Program: Multilingual and Multimedia Technologies

Jean-Luc Gauvain

LIMSI/CNRS, Orsay, France

The goal of the Quaero programme is to promote research and industrial innovation for multilingual multimedia content processing and information management and access. The Core Technology Cluster (CTC) groups the research activities in Quaero which aim improve the state-of-the-art in automatic multimedia document structuring and indexing, and to develop and evaluate the core technologies. The core technologies cover text processing, translation, audio and speech processing, image and video processing, audio and video fingerprinting, cross-modal processing, and search and navigation methods. Generic technologies are being developed that can be applied to a wide range of documents, along with tools to enhance portability. This talk will overview the core technologies being developed and evaluated in Quaero, with an emphasis on multilingual language technologies (NE, Q&A, MT, STT, SPKR). The talk will conclude with some examples cases of the CTC research being incorporated in application prototypes. The main applications areas are general search engines for multimedia documents; portals for personal multimedia document management; online services to access audiovisual archives and digital libraries; advanced tools for the content production and management chain; and highly personalized content-on-demand services.

Presentation

Bibliographic reference.  Gauvain, Jean-Luc (2010): "The Quaero program: multilingual and multimedia technologies", In IWSLT-2010, 404.