This is the main text page of the IM2.DMA project at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
The DMA project is an Individual Project within the second phase of the IM2 National Centre of Competence in Research, Switzerland (2006-2009). IM2 stands for Interactive Multimodal Information Management.
The goal of IM2.DMA is to develop new techniques for managing multimodal data, which will facilitate its sharing among IM2 partners. Because data-driven methods lie at the heart of most of the IM2 individual projects, a common data set and an extensible range of annotations are key to project integration. Therefore, IM2.DMA aims at developing hardware setups for data acquisition, storage and distribution, coupled with software solutions that will allow smooth and efficient access to the data and to its annotations. A flexible data model will be proposed to accomodate the exchange of various types of information, namely raw multimedia data, metadata about each recording, and time-dependent multimodal annotations.