VIPLAB is a research lab hosted at and certified by PUC Minas (Belo Horizonte Campus, Brazil), and it has started its operation in 2004. The main project areas are: digital image, video and audio processing; multimedia indexing and retrieval; multimedia content analysis. Many projects have been conducted with cooperation of other institutions and/or labs, such as NPDI/DCC/UFMG, IC/UNICAMP, TEXMEX/IRISA and ESIEE/FRANCE. And, besides the projects developed with the participation of several graduate and undergraduate students, VIPLAB has also been involved in bilateral programs for international cooperation such as FAPEMIG-INRIA and CAPES-BRAFITEC.
Multimidia information processing (= audio, images, videos, ...)
Very large unstructured database (or semi-structured)
Different modals for describing the information (= multimodality)
Different ways for describing the information (= multifeature)
Approaches in different levels
Low - Selection and combining of descriptors/ Data indexing and retrieval
Medium - Data mining / Identification of components: objs, people, places,...
High - Knowledge discovery: violency, trend topics, ...
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