Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The Future of Multimedia Retrieval Research : The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

908 views

Published on

These are the slides I presented at the CBMI 2008 (content based multimedia indexing conference), at a panel organized to discuss the future of multimedia search and retrieval.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

The Future of Multimedia Retrieval Research : The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

  1. 1. The Future of Multimedia Retrieval Research The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly <ul><li>Touradj Ebrahimi </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Signal Processing Group </li></ul><ul><li>EPFL </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Content Based Multimedia Indexing 18 th -20 th June, 2008, London, UK
  2. 2. A two decade old dream … <ul><li>Search, and retrieve multimedia content as easily as for text </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Good
  4. 4. The Good <ul><li>Text (keyword) based multimedia search works to some extent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching based on text around images on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social tagging </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Good <ul><li>Tremendous progress in the performance of multimedia content analysis during the past decade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TRECVID </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Huge financial incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video surveillance for security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business models around search and retrieval on the web </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Good <ul><li>Increasing efforts in standardization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JPSearch in JPEG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CB-Search in MPEG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MPEG-7 Query Format </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Bad
  8. 8. The Bad <ul><li>The semantic gap is still here and won’t close any soon </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually all big success stories in multimedia search and retrieval are based on text (keyword) </li></ul><ul><li>Performance of even low level multimedia content analysis is still immature for prime time applications </li></ul>
  9. 9. The bad <ul><li>No serious and successful application based on MPEG-7 after eight years since its standardization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has MPEG-7 failed because it standardized too little, too deep, too early ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major search and retrieval companies are uninterested in standardization of multimedia retrieval solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To avoid competition? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Ugly
  11. 11. The ugly <ul><li>Privacy issues in multimedia search and retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Content rights issues in multimedia search and retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Will the major search companies redefine and steer the future of culture and information in society? </li></ul><ul><li>No or too little research in technologies to counter these side effects </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention And looking forward to a fruitful discussion

×