Roeland Ordelman research interest is on retrieving information from and interacting with large audiovisual (AV) data sets. Traditionally, decoding AV to semantics (e.g., by means of speech technology or computer vision) has been playing an important role in his research, but also how use scenarios of different types of users (e.g., general public, humanities researchers, heritage professionals) relate to existing and emerging search paradigms (linked data, conversational search) and data-driven access. Since 2021 he is technical coordinator (CTO) of the CLARIAH Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.Ā 

AtĀ theĀ Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe, his work focuses on innovative products that can be brought from R&D into production, either at the institute or related areas. As a Principal Investigator on Language, Speech and Multimedia Retrieval at theĀ University of Twente, his focus is on more fundamental topics related to speech technology, conversational search and multimedia search & recommendation technology.

He received his PhD in 2003 on the use of speech recognition technology to improve access to audiovisual archives and worked on a wide range of national and international projects in the area of multimedia retrieval. He has been involved in organizing benchmark evaluations in the MediaEval Benchmark Evaluation Series and more recently TRECVid. His current work in this area focuses on the integration of (user) evaluation and benchmarking in the context of ā€˜living labsā€™: research infrastructures that involve industry, research and user communities for mutual benefit.

Expertise

  • Computer Science

    • Robot
    • Multimedia
    • Speech Recognition
    • Information Retrieval
    • Automatic Annotation
    • Detection
    • Models
  • Social Sciences

    • Research

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Publications

2024
A Conversational Robot for Childrenā€™s Access to a Cultural Heritage Multimedia ArchiveIn Advances in Information Retrieval: 46th European Conference on Information Retrieval, ECIR 2024, Glasgow, UK, March 24ā€“28, 2024, Proceedings, Part V (pp. 144–151). Springer. Beelen, T., Ordelman, R., Truong, K. P., Evers, V. & Huibers, T.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-56069-9_11
2023
Childrenā€™s Trust in Robots and the Information They ProvideIn CHI EA '23: Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Article 66 (pp. 1-7). ACM Publishing. Beelen, T. H. J., Velner, E., Truong, K. P., Ordelman, R. J. F., Huibers, T. W. C. & Evers, V.https://doi.org/10.1145/3544549.3585801
2022
2021
Letā€™s talk about it: Spoken conversational search with a robot for childrenIn CUI@CSCW: Inclusive and Collaborative Child-facing Voice Technologies: A workshop at the virtual ACM CSCW 2021 conference. ACM Publishing. Beelen, T., Velner, E., Ordelman, R., Truong, K. P., Evers, V. & Huibers, T.Does your robot know? Enhancing childrenā€™s information retrieval through spoken conversation with responsible robots. Beelen, T., Velner, E., Ordelman, R., Truong, K. P., Evers, V. & Huibers, T.https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2106.07931Automatic Annotations and Enrichments for Audiovisual ArchivesIn Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ARTIDIGH (pp. 633-640). SCITEPRESS. Noord, N. V., Olesen, C., Ordelman, R. & Noordegraaf, J.https://doi.org/10.5220/0010387706330640

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Hallenweg 15
7522 NH Enschede
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