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KAMC Workshop Report

The 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition from Multimedia Content (KAMC '07) was initiated by the European projects LIVE and BOEMIE, aiming to intensify the exchange of ideas between different research communities ranging from multimedia analysis to reasoning with ontologies in order to explore solutions for the acquisition of reliable knowledge, i.e. high level semantics from multimedia content.

The workshop program was split into three sessions: While the first session was devoted to set the overall scene for the workshop by presenting related research issues and problems from the project LIVE and BOEMIE, the other sessions were filled with full paper presentation. The presentations given reflected current research in the mentioned areas: the topics range from multimedia classification based on textual information, content based shot classification, feature extraction to image classification based on ontologies. Different application domains, i.e. broadcasted news or legal documents, were covered. Furthermore, two invited presentations by Alan F. Smeation (Dublin City University) and Fabio Ciravegna (University of Sheffield) were given and a final panel discussion including the invited speakers and representatives from LIVE and BOEMIE concluded the workshop.

The KAMC organizing committee would like to thank the participants and especially the invited speakers for an interesting day and discussions.

The workshop took place in Genoa, Italy in December 2007 along with the Second International Conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT).

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