Intelligent Integration and Use of Text, Image, Video, and Audio Corpora
Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Alex Hauptmann & Michael Witbrock,Cochairs
It is now possible for sizeable corpora of text, image, video, and audio (TIVA) to be made available for research and applications. In contrast with text processing, however, few effective methods exist for understanding or even searching the content represented by images or video and audio recordings. Intelligent, content-understanding programs can greatly improve the usefulness of these huge quantities of existing material. By collecting and intelligently integrating several of these media sources, opportunities are opened up for novel applications of existing techniques in AI, and for the development of new AI technologies. This symposium is intended to explore current AI research and potential future contributions of AI in making use of TIVA sources.
The symposium is intended to foster exploration of AI techniques for creating intelligent tools for the collection, cataloging, and exploration of mixed TIVA materials; and discussion and presentation of experimental results concerning the simultaneous use of information from text, image, video and audio channels. How can integration of these sources support intelligent behavior and machine learning in ways that would not be possible using any single medium alone?
In particular we wanted to encourage the exchange of research that crosses the boundaries between vision, speech processing, language processing, knowledge representation, intelligent agent design, and information retrieval, allowing participants to share ideas and effective approaches to the problem of making TIVA sources more accessible and useful both to people and to other intelligent programs.