The Informedia Digital Video Library project is a research
initiative at Carnegie Mellon University funded by the NSF, DARPA,
NASA and others that studies how multimedia digital libraries can be
established and used. The Informedia project has pioneered new
approaches for automated video and audio indexing, navigaiton,
visualization, search and retrieval and embedded them in a system for
use in education, information and entertainment environments.
Intelligent, automatic mechanisms are being developed to populate the
library. Research in the areas of speech recognition, image
understanding, and natural language processing supports the automatic
preparation of diverse media for full-content and knowledge based
search and retrieval.