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Toward Cognitive Search

Using Machine-Learning on Digital Media Collections

The CHM collection contains a vast audio and video collection with more than a thousand video-recorded oral history interviews with technology pioneers and innovators. Since current users must painstakingly sift manually through each video to find what they’re looking for, the collection is vastly underutilized. 

Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we’ve been on an 18-month journey to discover whether machine-learning technology can make our video collection more accessible and searchable for museum patrons around the world. 

We’re ready to share what we’ve learned with you. If you’re a museum professional or simply fascinated by machine learning, join us for this free webinar on February 18 at 11 am PT. 

What you’ll learn  

  • What were the project’s main objectives? What obstacles did we face and how did we surmount them? 
  • Can machine learning technology successfully automatically assign metadata to video archives to deliver specific information requested and reveal new connections and insights?  
  • Until recently only large institutions could afford to experiment with machine learning. Can a small- or medium-size institution implement this kind of technology? 

The webinar will include a demonstration of the platform we utilized by CHM’s Chief Technology Officer Dave Evans and Senior Director, Collections & Archives Paula Jabloner. 

To learn more, read our blog

Event Access

Registered guests will receive an email from CHM with a link to access the webinar 48 hours prior to the program date. 


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