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Academia Meets Industry at the Multimedia Grand Challenge
January-March 2011 (vol. 18 no. 1)
pp. 4-7
Cees G.M. Snoek, University of Amsterdam
Malcolm Slaney, Yahoo! Research
This column is about last year's ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge in Florence, Italy, an event that endeavors to connect (academic) researchers more effectively with the realities of the business world. The authors describe the 10 challenges and present the three winning applications.

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Index Terms:
multimedia information systems, industry meeting place, Media Beat
Cees G.M. Snoek, Malcolm Slaney, "Academia Meets Industry at the Multimedia Grand Challenge," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 4-7, Jan.-March 2011, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2011.3
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