Multimedia Documentation Lab
|Duration||2009 - 2011|
|Contact||Wohlhart Paul, Köstinger Martin, Roth Peter M., Bischof Horst|
The potential for integration of multimedia content into the analysis of security relevant affairs is researched for the first time within the scope of Austrian security research efforts. The project’s goal is to harvest audio-visual information from specified open multimedia sources such as TV broadcasts and allow for integration into existing environments at user sites. The intended use of the system is to allow experts to efficiently generate more realistic and high-quality situation reports in the face of critical situations. Subsequently, these can be employed for communication with the population of Austria and to increase its security and sense of security - target goals of the KIRAS framework. An exemplary implementation of a prototype will be installed at the Zentraldokumentation of the Austrian Armed Forces. In terms of audio-processing the project builds upon existing technologies of the industrial partner, while the visual processing is investigated by ICG as academic partner and will mainly deal with person/face detection, tracking and recognition methods.