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WP2: Evaluation, Integration and Standards
WP3: Visual Content Indexing
WP4: Content Description for Audio, Speech and Text
WP5: Multimodal Processing and Interaction
WP6: Machine Learning and Computation Applied to Multimedia
WP7: Dissemination towards Industry

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Welcome to the MUSCLE Network of Excellence

MUSCLE is an EC-sponsored Network of Excellence that aims at establishing and fostering closer collaboration between research groups in multimedia datamining and machine learning. The Network integrates the expertise of over forty research groups working on image and video processing, speech and text analysis, statistics and machine learning. The goal is to explore the full potential of statistical learning and cross-modal interaction for the (semi-)automatic generation of robust meta-data with high semantic value for multimedia documents.
In particular, MUSCLE researchers are developing software tools and research strategies to enable users to move away from labor-intensive case-by-case modelling of individual applications, and allow them to take full advantage of generic adaptive and self-learning solutions that need minimal supervision.
MUSCLE project ended on 28 February 2008

MUSCLE Network of Excellence ended at the end of February 2008. You can find the Final report below.

As a follow-up of the project, the partners continue their activities into a MUSCLE ERCIM's Working Group

MUSCLE final report

final report cover Download the MUSCLE final report.
This brochure will be sent to MUSCLE partners upon request.

Muscle Conference

The latest Muscle conference was held at Palais Stéphanie by Sofitel in Cannes, France on 11 and 12 February 2008.

The videos of the presentations are now available (click on the logo below)


This event highlighted and demonstrated the major results achieved by the members of its community in the field of Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Machine Learning.


MUSCLE has launched several SHOWCASING projects destined to produce higlhy visual demonstrations of the Multimedia expertise of the different teams involed in the Network of Excellence. The results will be presented to the community mid 2007. 

Yet, to get a better idea what research problems the MUSCLE community is addressing, have a look at some of the  demos and videos already availble.