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Infrastructure of Large Scale Multimedia Information Indexing Retrieval and Organization
Final technical rept. 1 Mar 1999-28 Feb 2000
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST
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The equipment acquired through DURIP has enabled NSFs National Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval CIIR at the University of Massachusetts to further its mission of carrying out leading research in the areas of organizing, classifying and retrieving text and more recently multimedia. CIIRs goal is to provide organizations and individuals tools to organize information, so that relevant information may be easily obtained and new relationships discovered. The center has a number of grants from the defense department see the list in section D and the DURIP equipment has aided in the research performed as part of these grants. The Center has trained over 60 graduate students and 50 undergraduate students to do leading edge research and development in information retrieval. Currently, the center has 3 faculty, 10 technical staff including. one postdoctoral research associate and 16 graduate and 12 undergraduate students are being trained.
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