Quaero is an advanced R&D program focused on the analysis, classification and usage of digital multimedia content for professionals and consumers. This 5-year collaborative initiative includes 24 industry and university partners, with a total budget of approximately 200 million euros.
Centered around technologies for the automated treatment of text, speech, music, images and video, Quaero seeks to develop new ways of addressing information access challenges in the face of the digital revolution. The effort revolves around five axes including the digitization and enrichment of content for libraries and publishers; personalized, multi-device distribution of video; better targeting for advertising; and multimedia search for the Web.
Priberam was the first company invited to be part in the consortium by contributing in the topic of automatic question answering for Portuguese and Spanish.