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K-Space Network of Excellence


Knowledge Space of semantic inference for automatic annotation and retrieval of multimedia content

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Funded by
European Union, Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), Information Society Technologies (IST)
Project Period
01/2006 - 12/2008
Project Type
IST Network of Excellence (NoE)
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K-Space is a network of leading research teams from academia and industry conducting integrative research and dissemination activities in semantic inference for automatic and semi-automatic annotation and retrieval of multimedia content. K-Space exploits the complementary expertise of project partners, enables resource optimization and fosters innovative research in the field. The aim of K-Space research is to narrow the gap between low-level content descriptions that can be computed automatically by a machine and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in high-level human interpretations of audiovisual media: The Semantic Gap. Specifically, K-Space integrative research focus on three areas:

  • Content-based multimedia analysis:
    Tools and methodologies for low-level signal processing, object segmentation, audio/speech processing and text analysis, and audiovisual content structuring and description.
  • Knowledge extraction:
    Building of a multimedia ontology infrastructure, knowledge acquisition from multimedia content, knowledge-assisted multimedia analysis, context based multimedia mining and intelligent exploitation of user relevance feedback.
  • Semantic multimedia:
    knowledge representation for multimedia, distributed semantic management of multimedia data, semantics-based interaction with multimedia and multimodal media analysis.

An objective of the Network is to implement an open and expandable framework for collaborative research based on a common reference system. Specific dissemination objectives of K-Space include:

  • To disseminate the technical developments of the network across the broad research community
  • To boost technology transfer to industry and contribute to related standardisation activities.

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