Artificial Intelligence and automatic Metadata Extraction



Metadata is indispensable for content archives, programme production, distribution and any system designed to electronically search and retrieve the assets you need and want. As we move to service-based production, broadcasters need to consider the widespread adoption of automatic information extraction tools as new processes in agile workflows. These tools can be used to produce more information (including structured metadata) that is needed by modern production systems, at a lower cost.  

How can EBU T&I help?

Our Project Group on Automatic Metadata Extraction helps Members move towards the adoption of automatic information extraction tools. In particular, we identify and evaluate tools investigating how they can help with e.g. archive management applications, multi-purpose / multi-channel productions and news production. We collect test material and ground truth material. We develop recommendations such as the MPEG-7 AVDP guidelines. The project group contributes to the AMWA-EBU FIMS project.

Guidance & tools

  • AME Tool list
  • MPEG-7 AVDP guidelines
  • MAMMIE, a test content and ground truth repository hosted by VRT
  • AME Cards