Productivity and well-being depends on digital media and the delivery of multimodal media information on different platforms. The CoSound project researches tools for linking audio streams and user interaction data in order to improve interactivity and experience.
The project focus is on methods and tools for an augmented audio experience and making the information actionable, i.e., enable users to interpret, organize, analyze, share, co-create, and facilitate story-telling and audio management. The vision is to develop a flexible modular audio data processing platform for new products and services in the commercial sector; the public service sector; and in educational and cultural research. We will prototype and evaluate solutions in all these areas. The research will combine bottom-up representation of audio and other relevant information sources with top-down user-driven feedback to form a multi-level and multi-aspect integrated cognitive representation of content.Innovative solutions will be demonstrated in three end-use areas and large amounts of broadcast and music data will be enriched with metadata.
The partners in the project are:
Bang & Olufsen
Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Copenhagen University, Dept. of Arts and Cultural Studies
Technical University of Denmark, DTU Compute (DTU Informatics) – Grant holder
Hindenburg Systems ApS
Queen Mary University of London
Royal School of Library and Information Science
State and University Library
University College London
University of Glasgow
Aalborg University, Dept. of Multimedia Information and Signal Processing and Dept. of Media Technology