Towards the Primary Platform for
Language Technologies in Europe

Methods for Managing Audiovisual Data

Short Name: MeMAD
Name: Methods for Managing Audiovisual Data
Coordinator: Prof. Mikko Kurimo, AALTO University
Consortium: AALTO University, University of Helsinki, EURECOM, University of Surrey, YLE, Limecraft, Lingsoft and INA.
Project Runtime: 1 January 2018 – 1 December 2020
Funded by: European Commission
MeMAD will provide novel methods for an efficient re-use and re-purpose of multilingual audiovisual content which revolutionize video management and digital storytelling in broadcasting and media production. We go far beyond the state-of-the-art automatic video description methods by making the machine learn from the human. While current methods work mainly for English, MeMAD will handle multilingual source material and produce
multilingual descriptions and thus enhance the user experience. Moreover, the intermodal translation from images and sounds into words will attract new audiences to audiovisual media, including the visually and hearing impaired.