We are proud to announce that the paper “Migration-Related Semantic Concepts for the Retrieval of Relevant Video Content” from our partners CERTH and L3S will be presented at the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Law Enforcement Agencies (AIRLEAs) at the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP 2020), in Sept. 2020 in Gjovik, Norway (link can be found here).
Migration, and especially irregular migration, is a critical issue for border agencies and society in general. Migration-related situations and decisions are influenced by various factors, including the perceptions about migration routes and target countries. An improved understanding of such factors can be achieved by systematic automated analyses of media and social media channels, and the videos and images published in them. However, the multifaceted nature of migration and the variety of ways migration-related aspects are expressed in images and videos make the finding and automated analysis of migration-related multimedia content a challenging task. We propose a novel approach that effectively bridges the gap between a substantiated domain understanding – encapsulated into a set of Migration-related semantic concepts – and the expression of such concepts in a video, by introducing an advanced video analysis and retrieval method for this purpose.