The CLAMS project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its goal is to develop an open platform with state-of-the-art AI tools for archivists and media researchers to improve access, search, and exploration of archival audiovisual material. CLAMS tools aim to generate metadata and knowledge from A/V material, that may be hidden or invisible to archivists and database indexes. CLAMS is also designed to be used by computer scientists and developers of content analysis tools within an interoperable platform for custom workflows and pipelines.

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Primary components of the CLAMS are:

  1. MMIF, an interchange format for multimodal - text, audio, and image/video - annotations
  2. An easy-to-adapt workflow engine with a toolshed of CLAMS-compatible apps
  3. A Software Development Kit for app developers

Please refer to documentation sections for more details!