Technology Catalog

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    Q-Tech-LIMSI-QAVAL-visuel1
    A question answering system that is adapted for searching precise answers in textual passages extracted from Web documents or text collections. Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Question-answering is for both the general public to retrieve precise information in raw texts, and for companies and organizations, that have specific text mining needs. Question-answering systems suggest short answers and their justification passage to questions provided in natural language.

    Application sectors

    Extension of search engine, technology monitoring

     
    Vocapia Research provides a language identification technology* that can identify languages in audio data. (* Under license from LIMSI-CNRS) read more
     

    Target users and customers

    The targeted users and customers of language recognition technologies are actors in the multimedia and call center sectors, including academic and industrial organizations, as well as actors in the defense domain, interested in the processing of audio documents, and in particular if the collection of documents contains multiple languages.

    Application sectors

    A language identification system can be run prior to a speech recognizer. Its output is used to load the appropriate language dependent speech recognition models for the audio document.

    Alternatively, the language identification might be used to dispatch audio documents or telephone calls to a human operators fluent in the corresponding identified language.

    Other potential applications also involve the use of LID as a front-end to a multi-lingual translation system. This technology can also be part of automatic system for spoken data retrieval or automatic enriched transcriptions.

     
    Q-Tech-SYNAPSE-QA-Qristal1-newvisuel
    A Question Answering system allows the user to ask questions in natural language and to obtain one or several answers. For boolean and generic questions, our system is able to generate potential questions and to return the corresponding answers. Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    End-user application, Question-Answering is the easiest way to find information for everybody: ask the question as you want and obtain answers, not snippets or pages.

    Application sectors

    Search and find precise answers in any collection of texts, from the Web or any other source (voice recognition, optical character recognition, etc.), with eventual correction of the source text, ability to generate questions from generic requests, eventually a single word, ability to find similar questions and their answers, etc.

    Monolingual and multilingual Question-Answering system. Languages: English, French (+ Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, with partners using the same API).

     
    Q-Tech-INRIA-AACI-visuel
    Automatic acquisition and tracking of mobile target in image sequences read more
     

    Target users and customers

    The targeted users and customers are the multimedia industry actors, and all academic or industrial laboratories interested in object tracking in videos.

    Application sectors

    • Target tracking
    • Video analysis
    • Multi-media document processing
     
    ircamsummary-1
    Ircamsummary software creates automatically a music summary of an audio file. It also estimates the temporal structure of a music file in terms of repetition of similar parts Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Automatic music summary generation aims at providing informative audio preview of the content of a music file (rather than the commonly used first 30s). It can therefore benefit to any service providing access to music items requiring a quick preview of the music files such as music providers, online music portals. It can also be installed on a personal computer as a preview of the local user’s music collection.

    Automatic music structure estimation provides the description of the temporal organization of music files in terms of repetition of parts over time. It can be used for visualization and interaction with the playing of a music file (intelligent forward/ backward, accessing directly the most repeated parts). It can benefit to any developer of music players or software for music interaction.

    Application sectors

    • Online music providers
    • Online music portals
    • Music players developers
    • Music software developers
     
    ircammusicgenre
    Ircammusicgenre and Ircammusicmood softwares estimate automatically the belonging of a music track to a set of music genre (electronica, jazz, pop/rock…) and music mood classes (positive, sad, powerful, calming…) Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Classification of music items are generally primarily based on their belonging to a music genre: electronica, jazz, pop/ rock… However, the editorial meta-data related to the genre are generally only accessible at the artist level (the whole set of music tracks produced by one artist will belong to the same music genre whatever the tracks content). Ircammusicgenre is a software which allows the automatic estimation of the belonging of a music track to music genres. The list of music genres considered by the software can be pre-determined by Ircam (electronica, jazz, pop/rock…) or can be adapted to categories relevant to the partner, provided a sufficient number of sound examples per category.

    Ircammusicgenre also allows to perform multi-labeling of a music track, i.e. assigning a set of genre labels instead of a single genre. In this case, a weighting is assigned to each estimated label.

    Ircammusicmood a software which allows the automatic estimate of the music mood of has music track to music mood. Music mood report to the “mood” that a track suggests: positive, sad, powerful, calming…

    As for the music genre, the list can be predetermined by Ircam or discussed with the partner. Multi-labels can also be applied to the music mood classification.

    Application sectors

    • Online music providers
    • Online music portals
     
    Q-Tech-LIMSI-FIJI
    A question-answering system aims at answering questions written in natural language with a precise answer. Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Web Question-answering is an end-user application. FIDJI is an open-domain QA system for French and English

    Application sectors

    Information retrieval on the Web or in document collections

     
    Q-Tech-Jouve-DocumentStructuringSystem
    A generic tool to recognize the logical structure of documents from a OCR stream read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Everyone who has to deal with electronic document encoding of from the original source material and needs to consider the hierarchical structure represented in the digitized document.

    Application sectors

    • Industry
    • Service
    • Patrimony
    • Administration
     
    Q-Tech-Jouve-DocumentLayoutAnalysisSystem-visuel_v02
    A generic tool to identify and extract regions of text by analyzing connected components read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Everyone who has to deal with document image analysis.

    Layout analysis is the first major step in a document image analysis workflow. The correctness of the output of page segmentation and region classification is crucial as the resulting representation is the basis for all subsequent analysis and recognition processes.

    Application sectors

    • Industry
    • Service
    • Patrimony
    • Edition
    • Administration
     
    Q-Tech-INRA-ALVISIR-visuel
    Semantic document indexing and search engine framework read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Domain-specific communities, especially technical and scientific, willing to build search engines and information systems to manage documents with fine-grained semantic annotations.

    Application sectors

    Search engines and information systems development.

     
 
 
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