Browsing Multimedia Archives Through Intra- and Multimodal Cross-Documents Links

  • Maurizio Rigamonti
  • Denis Lalanne
  • Florian Evéquoz
  • Rolf Ingold
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3869)


This article proposes to consider all the links existing between documents, as a new artifact for browsing through multimedia archives. In particular, links between static documents and other media are presented in this article through Inquisitor, FriDoc and FaericWorld, i.e. three distinct document-centric systems, which allow (a) browsing (b) validation of annotations, and (c) edition of annotations or documents. Inquisitor illustrates the intra-document links between a raw document and its abstract representations. It is the base level, i.e. the closest to the raw media. FriDoc illustrates the cross-documents links, in particular temporal ones, between documents at the event level, which strictly connect documents captured at the same occasion (e.g. a meeting, a conference, etc.). Finally, FaericWorld proposes cross-documents linking as a novel artifact for browsing and searching through a cross-event multimedia library. This article describes those three systemvs and the various types of links that can be built between documents. Finally, the paper presents the result of a user evaluation of FriDoc and briefly discusses the usefulness of cross-documents linking, and in particular document alignments, for browsing through multimedia archives.


Digital Library Logical Structure Static Document Multimedia Document Multimodal Interaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Rigamonti
    • 1
  • Denis Lalanne
    • 1
  • Florian Evéquoz
    • 1
  • Rolf Ingold
    • 1
  1. 1.DIVA Group, Department of InformaticsUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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