Past EU and Govt Projects (1990-2007)

While drawing on the strength of the Xerox Corporation around the world, Xerox Research Centres focus has been on Europe. We cooperate with the scientific community and collaborate with a wide range of European research organisations particularly within the European Community frameworks but also as part of national government initiatives.  Below is a selection of projects XRCE has been part of.  This is not an exhaustive list, it includes project which began before 2007.


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SMART  (Statistical Multilingual Analysis for Retrieval and Translation) A project that aimed at developing natural and easy to use interfaces that communicate intelligently via several modalities or with multilingual capabilities. The project brought together leading research institutions in Statistical Learning, Machine Translation and Textual Information Access and contributed to the construction of new and more effective statistical approaches.


INFOMAGIC  This project will allow the creation of robust, easy-to-use information extraction and new knowledge consolidation tools in order to increase analysis and collaborative work / decision-making capabilities, dedicated to teachers, competitive watchers, financial analysts, military personnel and researchers.


SAPIR Search on Audio-visual content using Peer-to-peer Information Retrieval. 2006-2009. (Information Society Technologies-Specific Targeted Research Project)


Atash It is a collaboration between the XRCE and INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control. The objective is to design learning algorithms for tree transformations and their implementation for integration of document data (PDF, html, doc) in XML databases.


CONVIVIO  (Network of Excellence) The Network for People-Centred Design of Interactive Systems.


LAVA Learning for Adaptable Visual Assistants. May 2002 - April 2005


PASCAL  (Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and computational Learning) An FP6 Network of Excellence program which brings together research groups in Computational Learning, Statistics and Optimisation along with experts in application domains suitable to benefit from advances in those areas.

Reveal This

REVEAL THIS   Retrieval of Video and Language for The Home user in an Information Society; REVEAL THIS addresses a basic need underlying content organisation, filtering, consumption and enjoyment by developing content programming systems that will help European citizens keep up with the explosion of digital content scattered over different platforms (radio, TV, World Wide Web, etc), different media (speech, text, image, video) and different languages.


VIKEF An advanced software framework for enabling the integrated development of semantic-based Information, Content, and Knowledge (ICK) management systems.

TransType II

TransType II Computer Assisted Translation. March 2002 - February 2005


Thetis: Thetis focuses on the creation and localization of enhanced on-line pedagogical content for language learning in the tourism industry. December 2003 - December 2004


CONTACT A Franco-Finnish PROACTIVE initiative, intelligent mobile systems and contextual services. February 2003 - Nov 2004


MILK (Multimedia Interaction for Learning & Knowing) The goal isto define an integrated and comprehensive knowledge management environment, which supports people working in a number of different situations in the best possible way. Thus, the future MILK environment will support users who are located in different places within or outside their offices; while travelling; while working at home alone or with others in open spaces, during coffee breaks (a priviledged moment which can give raise to many interesting activities) or in other informal meetings. Furthermore, the project works to develop related approaches and methodologies in knowledge management and to implement these within organisations, and to measure their value on business processes and to the organisations as a whole. Finally, as an important side-effect of our work, we aim to build and maintain a knowledge management "best in class" network of European academic institutions and public and private companies to share tools and practices. January 2002 - July 2004


KerMIT (Kernel Methods for Images and Text). March 2001 - Feb 2004


MUCHMORE (Multilingual Concept Hierarchies for Medical Information Organisation and Retrieval). July 2000 - May 2003


SAFIR Agent System to Filter Information on the Network. Multilingual software development to improve information retrieval on the Internet. 2000-2002 (Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et de l’Industrie, Traitement de l’Information multilingue sur les Réseaux)


PIE (Progress Instance Evolution) The investigation & demonstration of what "services" are needed to support human intensive processes that are typically long lived, distributed and always submitted to dynamic evolution to cope with real industrial and market pressure. February 1999 - July 2001


Campiello enable people to interact and co-operate in building a new, richer sense of community based on exchange of knowledge sedimented over cultural resources. September 1997 - Aug 2000


COORDINA Collaboration in assessing and improving the various models and languages, in order to advance the state-of-the-art. Also, put to the test the theoretical advances by studying test cases based on real applications. Aug 1997 - Aug 2000


EUROgatherer Designing and implementing a system which provides a personalized information gathering service and is based on software agents. April 1998 - March 2000.


TMR Training & Mobility of Researchers in Machine Learning.


TRINDI Task-Oriented Instructional Dialogues between Man and Machine. Dialogues between humans and machines that enable the human to make choices in the performance of a certain task (task oriented instructional dialogues). Jan 1998 - Aug 2000


TwentyOne Developing advanced indexing and retrieval techniques for multimedia document bases. 1996-1998. (Telematics Information Engineering)