MediaNow is a project funded within NWO’s Creative Industries program. MediaNow aims to develop and test open source search solutions for exploring large multimedia archives.
MediaNow’s target users are media-professionals. The proposed innovations at the interface of computer science and media studies come in three kinds. First, we will develop, test and release self-learning search algorithms that adapt and improve their behavior while being used. Second, we will create robust methods for semantically analyzing content in media archives. Third, we will develop new search engine result page presentations that provide automatically generated storylines as narratives for professionals in the creative industries. The algorithmic solutions will be implemented in the research environment of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and released as open source search solutions. The project (2015-2019) combines research from VU University’s Web & Media group, the University of Amsterdam’s Informatics Institute and Mediastudies and Sound and Vision. For more information about the project and first research outcomes, please visit http://medianow.eu/