Hesperia: The Hesperia project aims at developing technologies that enable the creation of systems of safety pointers, video surveillance and monitoring operations of infrastructure and public spaces. The project arose in response to sustained demand in the medium and long term, particularly in countries of the European Union and United States. Integrated management of safety and operations control systems allow the introduction of cost-effective at this time do not exist in the market.
The technologies of the project will resolve the security in two types of scenarios. On the one hand, will manage the security and operations of public infrastructure are particularly sensitive, such as electrical substations, gas, water tanks or telecommunications stations. On the other hand, substantially increased levels of security for large public spaces such as airports, railway stations, ports, urban centers, especially in pedestrian areas, malls, etc.
IMAGINA: Synthesizing features of medium/high semantic level and applying distance-based index structures in the process of content-based image retrieval.
(TIN2005-05939) Ministry of Education and Science. 31/12/2005 - 31/12/2008
This project is part of a research area of great importance in many application domains, called Image Retrieval Based on Content (CBIR). A typical approach of current CBIR systems is to bring the images to a process of extraction and selection of features that, properly filtered, would constitute a vector of perceptual features that attempt to alleviate the semantic emptiness of the images. The database consists of the vectors of characteristics, and using appropriate methods of indexing are carried out consultations neighborhood located next feature vectors. The distance should be used to synthesize the concept of semantic similarity between images, based on appropriate models of similarity.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Monitoring of Iberian ham salting by analyzing magnetic resonance images.
This project falls within the field of computer vision techniques and more specifically on Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition, all applied to the field of Food Technology and in particular in the sector of Iberian ham.
The development and use of the techniques proposed in this project with fully automatic tools and non-destructive, would be a great benefit to companies engaged in the production of Iberian hams, which are an important pillar in the economy of the region of Extremadura. Furthermore, the results can also be transferred to the industry involved in the manufacture of other hams.
PICARO: Integration, Consultation, Resource Analysis and Ontologies on the Semantic Web.
(TIN2005-09098-C05-05) Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. 31/12/05 - 31/12/08
The Icarus project proposes the creation of a generic framework, based on web services for the Semantic Web. This project coordinates the research objectives of five groups on the development of a common platform that enables applications mediation, integration, interoperability and data analysis for a virtual organization. Including semantic search, context management and multidimensional analysis of available resources. Developed Web services can be used as components in the Semantic Web applications. This infrastructure will be validated on a series of real-world scenarios, particularly in applications in Bioinformatics, in Archaeological Research, e-Government and Cadastral Information Management.
Qatris Mediabase: Database Manager with Multimedia Tools for processing and semantic content.
(Neotec 2005 – 06409. Centre for Industrial Technological Development). Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. 2005 - 2007
NEOTEC project helps the formation of new technology companies. The primary objective of this project lay in the transfer of research results from developments built over time by the members of our group to building software solutions and services placed on the market. Through this project we were able to synthesize a tool in digital imaging software methodologies, pattern recognition, multidimensional indexing, parallel processing and Bayesian inference in order to develop products and services aimed at the management of multimedia documents. Products derived from this project, such as iManager Qatris are currently operated by the company SICUBO, S.L, spin-off of the University of Extremadura.