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Video Search..the next target? (Blinkx Signs Microsoft Pact)

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This got little attention due to the Google/You Tube deal but Microsoft signed a deal with video search startup Blinkx to license their technology for some of it’s MSN and Live properties.

Video search is a different beast. This is not about applying the same text search algorithms to the textual semantics on video content ( whether metadata, tagging, user comments ) but image and video retrieval that enables multimedia content indexing on a semantic level. It’s really, really hard stuff to do but researchers have been working
on it for years. I expect the next 5 to 10 years this will be the
area where the money ( from Google/Microsoft/Yahoo/AOL ) will be.

Link: Web Video Search Site Blinkx Signs Microsoft Pact – News by InformationWeek.
Link: ACM Multimedia 2006.
Link: ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, July 9-11 2007.
Link: TREC Video Retrieval  Evaluation


Written by ohwhen

October 13, 2006 at 12:36 am

Posted in Web/Tech

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