Informedia Digital Library

The Informedia Digital Library is an ongoing research program at Carnegie Mellon University to build search engines and information visualization technology for many types of media. [1] [2]

The program has carried out research on Spoken Document Retrieval, Video Information Retrieval, Video Segmentation, face recognition , and cross-language information retrieval .

The Lycos search engine was an early product of the Informedia Digital Library Project.

The project is led by Howard Wactlar. Researchers on the project-have included: Michael Mauldin , Alex Hauptmann Michael Christel, Michael Witbrock , Raj Reddy , Takeo Kanade and Scott Stevens .


  1. Jump up^ the Informedia initiatives1994-2008 Carnegie Mellon.
  2. Jump up^ Alexander G. Hauptmann (1997). “Artificial Intelligence Techniques in the Interface to a Digital Video Library”. Proceedings of the CHI-97 Computer-Human Interface Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 1997.

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