SMART search engine

A new project is no being undertaken at the University of Glasgow to develop a search engine results from sensors.
The European funded project is known as SMART“Search engine for Multimedia Environment generated content” aims to develop and implement a system to allow internet users to search and analyze data from these sensors.
A Matching search queries with information from sensors and reference materials from Twitter, users will be able to receive detailed responses like “How congested are the traffic situations in Bangalore?” or “What are the various movies my friends have been to recently?”.
By matching search queries with information from sensors and cross-referencing data from social networks such as Twitter, users will be able to receive detailed responses to questions such as “What part of the city hosts live music events which my friends have been to recently?” or “How busy is the city center?”.
Currently Google can’t answer such search queries of this type.
Dr Iadh Ounis, of the University of Glasgow said: “The SMART engine will be able to answer high-level queries by automatically identifying cameras, microphones and other sensors that can contribute to the query, then synthesizing results stemming from distributed sources in an intelligent way.”
SMART is likely to be tested outside of these labs by 2014.
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