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VESTA - Collaborative multimedia content annotation platform


VESTA is a timeline based annotation platform of multimedia content. It offers an integrated set of innovative computer tools for analyzing and annotating audio and video recordings. These tools allows to significantly accelerate, and in some cases, automate the analysis and annotation of your recordings.

As a web-based collaborative platform, your analysis and annotations can be shared among other researchers, thus increasing cooperation and opening the door to larger-scale multi-partner studies. VESTA results in considerable gains in productivity by significantly reducing analysis time while improving consistency. 

Services 

 

Speaker segmentation

Partition an audio frame into segments according to the identity of the person speaking. This service provides facilities to determine at which times each person is speaking and the gender of each speaker.

Speech-to-text

Transcribe the speech of an audio frame. A domain specific vocabulary can be provided to improve the results.

 
Text-audio matching

Provide correspondence between a given text and an audio frame. This service returns the begin and end positions of each segment found in the two mediums.

Video shot transition detection

Find the temporal positions of the visual transitions between the shots present in a video.

 
Face pose analysis

Identifies the face poses in a video and their orientation (pose in front view, profile or other).

 

How it works

  • Invite researchers and set their access rights.
  • Create studies and upload files.
  • Let our tools annotate your files automatically.
  • Use our graphical tool to build your schemes.
  • Move, merge, split, add, and update annotations.
  • Give other teams access to your work and export it.

 

 Discover and try VESTA here!

 

Read the white paper

 

Reasearch platforms

Created as part of CANARIE-funded projects, the research platforms developed by CRIM are available on the CANARIE's Research Software Portal, which gives access to a range of platforms and software services to researchers in order to accelerate discovery. 

 Discover also PACTE: a collaborative electronic text annotation platform

 

Teams

Upcoming event

  • Séminaire R-D : L'art de la cyberrésilience: les leçons du secteur bancaire
    30 January 2020 11:00
    CRIM (405, avenue Ogilvy, bureau 101, Montréal)
    Une conférence du Prof. Benoît Dupont, Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en cybersécurité,Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche en prévention de la cybercriminalité, Directeur scientifique – Réseau intégré sur la cybersécurité (SERENE-RISC), Université de Montréal.
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Recent Publications

  • Deep learning speech recognition for low-resource languages

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  • Forage de données géospatiales, quelques applications

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