Funded under: Safer Internet Plus Programme
Project reference: SIP-2007-TP-131703
I-Dash is a project within the Safer Internet Plus programme. It focuses on the development of automatic tools to support police professionals in their investigations which involve large quantities of child abuse video material. A police investigator working on a child abuse case needs tools to filter irrelevant material at an early stage, to recognize previously known videos and to know which new material needs analysis. For the analysis of new material, the investigator needs tools to search for the presence of children, nudity or sexual activity. Finally, to link material the investigator must be able to find similarities between videos based on objects such as furniture or tattoos. The I-DASH project addresses the development of tools that makes the above task more efficient, while leaving the investigator in full control. Our role in the I-DASH project is to contribute with whatever cues may be derived from the audio signal to the automatic detection of child abuse.