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PHAROS: Platform for searcH of Audiovisual Resources acress Online Spaces

Theme: Multimedia Information Retrieval
Website: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/name/PHAROS
The PHAROS mission is to advance audiovisual search from a point-solution search engine paradigm to an integrated search platform paradigm. This platform will be built on an innovative, open, and distributed architecture that enables consumers, businesses and organisations to unlock the values found in audiovisual content. The PHAROS search platform will create a new infrastructure for managing and enabling access to information sources of all types, supporting advanced audiovisual processing, content handling, and management that will enhance control, creation, and sharing of multimedia for all users in the value chain. The impact for the specific audiovisual industry will be to strengthen and extend product and service offerings, integrating outstanding technologies and achieving a competitive advantage by integrating solutions addressing the full content management processing chain.