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Search Tools Product Reports
Virage Product Suite
Price: not stated, probably very expensive
Platform: Windows NT
July 10, 2003: Autonomy aquires Virage.
Autonomy, which includes multimedia search as part of its suite of information
management applications, announced
that it will acquire competitor Virage.
- Performs speech recognition to index keywords from streaming audio in real
time, identifies speakers, classifies types of sound
- Indexes closed captions an other text, recognizes natural video segments,
works with the audio recognition for both image and speech indexing in real
- Provides the interface and search engine for the index created by VideoLogger.
Unveils Video Search Engine IneternetNews, May 22, 2000
Short coverage of new version of the video search engine for portas, the Virage
Internet Video Guide.
- Informix Integration
Press Release, January 17, 2000
Virage VideoLogger and AudioLogger integrated with Informix Media360.
Web Tools Awards WebReview, July 2 1999
Virage praised for its ability to locate, reference and link to multimedia
the Video Frontier Wired News, February 5, 1998 by Chris Oakes
Describes the issues of indexing and searching video data, which is much harder
than text. Algorithms must find meta patterns, such as scene changes, to break
down the data into manageable parts -- and these are different in different
genres of video, such as documentaries or sports. Products make good use of
closed-captioned text, text within the video and analysis of audio tracks
to create storyboards and previews. More subtle indexing will require image
analysis and pattern recognition. Products also work with Microsoft's NetShow
streaming audio and video products. Includes information about Excalibur,
Virage and Magnifi.
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