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3rd MUMIA Training School - Information Retrieval and Interactive Information Access

The Third MUMIA training Summer school on "Information Retrieval and Interactive Information Access" is taking place at Heraklion, Crete, Greece on July 21-25, 2014. The aim of Training School is to give participants grounding in the core topics that constitute the interdisciplinary area of Multilingual and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access. The school is a week-long event consisting of lecturers from MUMIA and invited speakers. Among them, Stefanos Vrochidis of ITI-CERTH will be giving a lecture on "Interactive Content-based Multimedia Retrieval".The call for participation is available here

ITI CERTH at TRECVID 2012

A Moumtzidou, N. Gkalelis, P. Sidiropoulos, M. Dimopoulos, S. Nikolopoulos, S. Vrochidis, V. Mezaris, I. Kompatsiaris,  "ITI-CERTH participation to TRECVID 2012", in Proceedings of TRECVID 2012 Workshop, November 2012, Gaithersburg, MD, USA.

Succesful participation of CERTH-ITI in interactive known-item video search of TRECVID 2012

CERTH-ITI participated to the Known-Item Search (KIS) Task of TRECVID 2012 with the interactive video retrieval engine VERGE. VERGE results achieved the second place, among the submissions made by all institutions participating to TRECVID 2012 KIS task (19 runs from 5 different institutions) with interactive systems. The latest version of VERGE supports advanced retrieval functionalities including visual similarity search, visual concept-based retrieval, video similarity based on PLSA and full text search, as well as two different representations (i.e. shot and video based). More information about VERGE is available here. Feel free to try on line the latest version of VERGE and search in the TRECVID 2012 KIS test data collection.

International Workshop on Search Computing

An event organized by the Networked Media EC Unit and Media Search Cluster that will offer a unique opportunity for the discussion of the key research, business and socio-economic issues in search computing. It will also enable concrete networking occasion towards upcoming Call 10. Visit the Web page at: http://avmediasearch.eu/searchcomputing

First MUMIA Training Summer School - Building Next Generation Search Systems

The first MUMIA training Summer school on "Building Next Generation Search Systems" is taking place at Olympiada, Chalkidiki, Greece on September 24-28, 2012.  The aim of Training School is to give participants grounding in the core topics that constitute the interdisciplinary area of Multilingual and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access. The school is a week-long event consisting of lecturers from MUMIA and invited speakers. Among them, Stefanos Vrochidis of ITI-CERTH will be giving a lecture on "Interactive Multimedia Search Systems".

The call for participation is available here.

PatMedia presentation for the Greek Industrial Property Organization

PatMedia was presented and demonstrated to the Greek Industrial Property Organization. The presentation took place at the premises of the Greek Industrial Property Organization and the patent experts, searchers and examiners of the organization, who attended the demonstration of PatMedia, expressed their interest in the multimedia analysis technologies of ITI and their application to the intellectual property domain.

More detailed information and on line demonstration related to PatMedia are available here..

CERTH-ITI is the best in interactive known-item video search!

CERTH-ITI participated to the Known-Item Search (KIS) Task of TRECVID 2011 with the interactive video retrieval engine VERGE. VERGE produced the best results, among the submissions made by all institutions participating to TRECVID 2011 KIS task (12 runs from 4 different institutions) with interactive systems. The latest version of VERGE supports advanced retrieval functionalities including visual similarity search, visual concept-based retrieval, user implicit feedback-based fusion, video similarity based on PLSA and full text search. More information about VERGE is available here. Feel free to try on line the latest version of VERGE and search in the TRECVID 2011 KIS test data collection.

PatMedia presentation for EPO Director

PatMedia was presented and demonstrated to the Director of the sector of the European patent office on Image Processing and Computer Games, Mr Benno Penzkofer. "This tool could speed up the searches of my patent examinors", were the words of Mr. Penzkofer after the presentation.

More detailed information, on line demonstration and more testimonials related to PatMedia are available here..

PatMedia: A Hybrid Patent Image Retrieval Engine

A new version of the PatMedia search engine has been released. PatMedia is a hybrid retrieval engine, which is capable of retrieving patent images by combining text and content-based retrieval techniques. Read more....

Try the interactive demo here to search over 130.000 patent images from 6.200 patents.

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