OAA for Video Processing

MVIEWS video annotation, MAESTRO video interpretation

In 1996, OAA's distributed architecture began to be applied to video-related applications. Using this approach, recognition technologies, implemented as agents,  could perform individual interpretation tasks that could then combined into a more robust overall interpretation, leveraging the parallel competition and cooperation features of OAA.

The first application was MVIEWS, which enabled an analyst to annotate a live video stream using pen and voice, and incorporated various technologies (pen & speech recognition, image processing, content-based indexing, collaboration) to enhance the analyst's abilities to intelligently monitor ongoing situations on potentially multiple monitors. In March 1998, MAESTRO provided fusion of interpretation streams from 12 recognition technologies for the purpose of better indexing broadcast news videos.

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