Project INFINITI (information retrieval for information services) develops, and enables the exploitation of, open source and open standards tools to support semantic search. In INFINITI, retrieval models, algorithms and implementations are developed that combine information retrieval and information extraction technology to provide genuine information access.
The project’s thematic lines start from existing toolkits and go through multiple cycles of use case analysis, algorithm development, methodological grounding and tool professionalization steps. A range of provide focus and grounding by supplying the project with use cases. The project’s will initiate exploitation during its lifetime.
The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision Beeld & Geluid is involved in research regarding enhancing the use and experience of spoken word. Speach recognistion is used to retreive information from radio broadcastings. With this information, it's then made possible to search through recordings en link these recording to other information sources.
INFINITI is funded through the Dutch within the COMMIT/ program.