Leading through Continuous Innovation
At Exalead, we believe that continuous innovation is key to helping our customers succeed. To ensure that Exalead is always at the forefront of emerging technology developments, we have engaged in projects and built partnerships with some of the industry's top research organizations to forge new ground in the analysis, classification and usage of digital multimedia content, ranging from text, speech, and music to images and video.
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- LTU Technologies is the global leader in image search and recognition solutions. Its product suite includes Image-Seeker the world's most widely deployed visual search engine, Image-Filter, the leading image recognition platform, and LTU-Finder for computer forensics and eDiscovery.
- Vecsys Research is a leading research and development organization in the speech processing technology arena, which includes speech recognition, language identification and speaker recognition.
Quaero is an advanced R&D program focused on the analysis, classification and usage of digital multimedia content for professionals and consumers. This 5-year, collaborative initiative includes 24 industry and university partners, with a total budget of approximately 200 million euros (99 million in public financing from France matched by an equal contribution from project participants).
Centered around technologies for the automated treatment of text, speech, music, images and video, Quaero seeks to develop new ways of addressing information access challenges in the face of the digital revolution. The effort revolves around five axes including the digitization and enrichment of content for libraries and publishers; personalized, multi-device distribution of video; better targeting for advertising; and multimedia search for the Web via the Exalead search engine.
CHORUS (Coordinated Approach to the European Effort on Audiovisual Search Engines) is a European Union-funded consortium formed to foster the communication of strategies, policies, and best practices across leading institutions, organizations, and consultancies in the multimedia content search engine industry. Consortium members, such as Exalead, are required to possess the broad range of intellectual and technological expertise and track record for successful execution, policy development, and cooperation across national, EU, and international boundaries.
As a member of the ALIS (Automated Legal Intelligent System) Consortium, Exalead joins top tier academics, legal professionals, and private organizations in this European Union-funded research program to address how science and technology can be used to improve the operational efficiencies within the European Union's legal system. With the consortium's focus on artificial intelligence, game theory, semantic modelling applications, Exalead brings its expertise in information access platform development to the team. Learn more.
ALVIS project conducted research in the design, use and interoperability of topic-specific search engines with the goal of developing an open source prototype of a distributed, semantic-based search engine. Existing search engines provide poor foundation for semantic web operations, and US companies such as Google are becoming monopolies, distorting the entire information landscape.
Exalead designed and prototyped the user interface of the ALVIS system. This interface (the interface of the public Exalead search engine) highlights the full feature set of the ALVIS search engine.
Carried by Exalead and developed in partnership with Synapse Development and a Portuguese company within the frame of the European research program EUROSTARS, the project OpenSem aims to unify and make available in web form the best semantic web technology in the most popular languages in the world.
The OpenSem project aims to launch the best of its technologies, with a pragmatic approach, while pursuing a clear objective: place the end users in direct contact with the wealth of content on the web. It is part of a transversal project to develop services that extract content and allow semantic analysis and indexing, while developing rich user interfaces.
Operating on an open platform from project partners, these services will be accessible directly to users (bloggers, surfers, etc.) and also through business applications.
The WebContent Project
Funded by the French National Research Agency, the WebContent Project is focused on developing a flexible and generic platform for content management using semantic Web technologies to demonstrate their effectiveness when applied to real-life economic and societal issues. Exalead, with its expertise in advanced semantic tools, is a key member of the project team and will help explore applications in the aeronautical economics, food safety, strategic intelligence, and seismic event arenas.