Semantic Audiovisual Entertainment Reusable Objects

Started in January 2006, finished in December 2009.
SALERO was a project partially funded by the European Union under the Information Society Technologies Programme FP6-027122


SALERO aims at making cross media-production for games, movies and broadcast faster, better and cheaper by combining computer graphics, language technology, semantic web technologies as well as content based search and retrieval. 


SALERO will define and develop 'intelligent content' for media production, consisting of multimedia objects with context-aware behaviours for self-adaptive use and delivery across different platforms. 'Intelligent Content' should enable the creation and re-use of complex, compelling media by artists who need to know little of the technical aspects of how the tools that they use actually work.

Main Innovation

Based on research into methodologies for describing, creating and finding intelligent content, SALERO will develop toolsets to create, manage, edit, retrieve and deliver content objects, addressing characters, objects, sounds, language sets, and behaviours. The toolsets developed and the concept of intelligent content will be verified by experimental productions.

Our Task

The Music Technology Group of the Pompeu Fabra University has developed inside the SALERO project a set of Intelligent Authoring Tools for Audio Transformation. The Audio Transformation Tools are delivered as a set of VST plug-ins, an audio plug-in standard created by Steinberg to allow any third party developers to create VST plug-ins for use within VST host applications. The videos below show the functionality of these plug-ins as well as the powerful transformations that can be achieved using this real-time software.

SALERO Partners list:

JOANNEUM RESEARCH, The Institute of Information Systems & Information Management (JRS, AT)
Activa Multimedia, IMAGINA Centre Audiovisual (AM, ES)
Blitz Games Studios Ltd (BLITZ, UK)
Pepper’s Ghost Productions Ltd (PGP, UK)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Fundació Barcelona Media (FBM-UPF, ES)
Universitat Ramon Llull, La Salle School of Engineering (URL, ES)
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT, IE)
Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu (TAIK, FI)
The University of Glasgow (UG, UK)
Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Digital Enterprise Research Insitute (LFUI, AT)
Thomson Systems Germany GmbH, Grass Valley Germany (GVG, DE)
DTS Digital Theater Systems, DLLNI Ltd (DTS, UK)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Music Technology Group (UPF-MTG. ES)