“One of the first projects will focus on applying state-of-the-art image/video search technologies to CBeebies and CBBC programmes. This IBM Research system, code-named "Marvel," has the ability to visually analyse images/video to categorise the content based on appearance and make it more searchable. The project will utilise Marvel to create a compelling set of multimedia interactive search experiences for accessing BBC children's content on-line.”
IBM and BBC are also discussing collaboration in other areas like content distribution, joint research, and rights management. If you want to give IBM’s Marvel online demo a try just go here.