Speech Group Researchers Win Best Poster Award

March 18, 2012
Speech Group researchers Gerald Friedland and Jaeyoung Choi won a best poster award at the Korean Student Technical and Leadership Conference. The researchers were able to automatically estimate where some YouTube and Flickr videos were shot by semantically analyzing the tags added to them by users. The researchers ran text from the tags through several filters to account for ambiguities, such as words that could refer to multiple things (for example, Paris, France and Paris, Texas) or that contained typos. The paper extends previous work showing it is possible to, for example, use the locations of videos and photos to quickly and easily find the home addresses of users currently on vacation, leaving them vulnerable to burglary. Read the award-winning paper, which originally appeared in the International Journal of Semantic Computer, here > >