Technology Catalog

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    Automatic translation of text breaks the language barrier: It allows instant access to information in foreign languages. Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    • Researchers
    • Developers
    • Integrators

    Application sectors

    As translation quality is far below the work of professional human translators, machine translation is targeted to situations where instant access and low cost are key and high quality is not demanded, for example:

    • Internet search (cross-language document retrieval)
    • Internet (on-the-fly translation of foreign-language websites or news feeds)
     
    Q-Tech-Technicolor-VideoWatermarking-visuel
    ContentArmor™ Video Watermarking is a technology intended to deter actors along the content value chain from leaking content read more
     

    Target users and customers

    • Content owners
    • Studios
    • Post-production houses
    • Content distributors

    Application sectors

    SECURE E-screener provides a traitor tracing mechanism for all high-risk screeners: internal quality assessment and validation reviews, promotional tools preparation, screeners and promotional viewing for distributors.

    • Fully automated process within digital workflow
    • Flexible integration of the embedder in existing content distribution frameworks
    • Stronger reputation and controlled liability of the stakeholders

    PREMIUM Video-on-Demand provides a serialization mechanism in home gateways enabling fine grained traitor tracing for premium content distributed on multi-devices into the home.

    • Wider traitor tracing coverage enabling early window content release
    • Ease of technology integration in low computational devices
    • Secure implementation one dependable platforms, e.g. Conditional System Access
     
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    Automatic speech recognition, also known as speech-to-text, is the transcription of speech into (machine-readable) text by a computer read more
     

    Target users and customers

    • Researchers
    • Developers
    • Integrators

    Application sectors

    The use of automatic speech recognition is so manifold that it is hard to list here. The main usages today are customer interaction via the telephone, healthcare dictation and usage on car navigation systems and smartphones. These applications will with increasingly better technology extend to audio mining, speech translation and an increased use of human computer interaction via speech.

     
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    A spoken and interactive QA system that helps a user to find an answer to his question, spoken or written, in a collection of documents. Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Question-answering is an end-user application. The purpose is to go beyond the traditional way of retrieving information through search engines. Our system is interactive, with both a speech (phone or microphone) and text (web) interface.

    Application sectors

    QA system can be viewed as a direct extension of search engines. They allow a user to ask questions in natural language.

     
    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.

     
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    A generic tool to identify automatically documents, photos and text zones in scanned images Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Everyone who has to deal with document recognition like identity cards, passports, invoices…

    Application sectors

    • Administration
    • Banking
    • Insurance
     
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    Automatically detects events/actions of interest in a soccer match Read more/1}
     

    Target users and customers

    All content providers may be interested by the soccer event detection technology to manage efficiently their content database. When repurposing applications are targeted, these same providers will see an interest in having this module to help automatically detect events of interest.

    The soccer event detection module may also be used by end users to manage their own content at home.

    Application sectors

    • Content structuring & browsing: Knowing where actions of interest are in a soccer match allows structuring of soccer matches. It also gives direct access to events, thus enabling a non linear browsing in the document.
    • Content retrieval: By adding additional metadata to content (ie. timecodes of events), the module finds a direct application in the context of content retrieval in video databases.
    • Content repurposing: Knowing where the events are in a soccer match allows to repurpose this content for other broadcasting channels such as the internet or portable devices. In the later case, building summary from the detected events is of interest for sending this new repurposed content to mobile phones.
     
  • Target users and customers

    • Content Owners
    • Studios
    • Broadcasters
    • Content distributors

    Application sectors

    Technicolor Sync Audio Watermarking allows studios and content owners

    • to create more valuable and attractive content by delivering premium quality information
    • to generate additional earnings through targeted ads, e-commerce and product placement alongside main screen content

    Technicolor Sync Audio Watermarking allows broadcasters and content distributors

    • to provide distinctive content and retain audiences
    • to control complementary content on the 2nd screen within to their branded environment
    • to leverage real-time, qualified behavior metadata to better understand customers and deliver personalized content and recommendations
     
    Q-Tech-Jouve-ImageDescreening-visuel
    A system that removes annoying halftones in scanned images read more
     

    Target users and customers

    Everyone who has to deal with high quality reproduction of halftone images.

    Application sectors

    • Heritage scanning
    • Printing
     
    Q-Tech-Technicolor-CrowdSourcedMetadata-visuel
    Automatically tags media content according to what the crowd says of it over the Web Read more
     

    Target users and customers

    • Professional customers:
      • Content owners
      • Content providers
      • Service providers
    • Consumers

    Application sectors

    • Content targeting
    • Content recommending
    • Content retrieving
    • Content discovering
    • Content browsing
    • Content replaying

    Web contributors' reviews and comments posted on dedicated web sites have proven to embed cleverness from which valuable descriptive metadata can be extracted. These descriptive metadata, while being synchronized with the content timeline or not, help any of the above usages and services about content. Furthermore, these associated metadata raise the value of the related content over time, which is of interest to content owners as well as to content providers.

     
 
 
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