The Ambient Spotlight: personal multimodal search without query

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Abstract / Description of output

The Ambient Spotlight is a prototype system based on personal meeting capture using a laptop and a portable microphone array. The system automatically recognises and structures the meeting content using automatic speech recognition, topic segmentation and extractive summarisation. The recognised speech in the meeting is used to construct queries to automatically link meeting segments to other relevant material, both multimodal and textual. The interface
to the system is constructed around a standard calendar interface, and it is integrated with the laptop’s standard indexing, search and retrieval.
Category and subject descriptors: H.3.1 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Content Analysis and Indexing; H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems General terms: Design, Human Factors
Keywords: speech, meetings, content linking, search-without-query
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces / 7. International Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction, ICMI-MLMI 2010, Beijing, China, November 8-12, 2010
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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