Caliph & Emir won the ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Competition 2009!
Caliph & Emir, Java based applications for annotation and retrieval based on MPEG-7, won the open source software competition at this years ACM Multimedia.
If you want to know more about Caliph & Emir please visit the web site http://www.semanticmetadata.net/.
It is my pleasure to announce the overall winner of the 2009 ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Competition. This year, the honor falls on “Caliph & Emir: MPEG-7 photo annotation and retrieval”, an open-source project led by Mathias Lux at Klagenfurt University, Austria (http://sourceforge.net/projects/caliph-emir/).
Congratulations to Mathias and his co-contributors for producing a high-quality open-source implementation of a large part of the MPEG-7 standard, with significant potential impact.
I would also like to thank all of you for participating in this year’s open-source software competition, and for contributing to the research and open-source communities. We had 17 high-quality submissions this year (originating from 12 countries), of which 5 projects were selected by the review committee for presentation, demonstration and publication.
Thank you again for making this a high-quality competition.
Apostol (Paul) Natsev, Open Source Competition Chair