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Information Access Division Groups

Image Group

We research measurement and evaluation methods and develop standards to advance the use of image-based biometric technologies; current modalities include fingerprint, face, iris, and tattoo.

Multimodal Information Group

We research and develop measurement and evaluation methods to advance and promote the use of technologies that provide more effective access to multimedia and multi-lingual information.

Retrieval Group

We work with industry, academia and other government agencies to promote the use of more effective and efficient techniques for manipulating (largely) unstructured textual information.

Visualization and Usability Group

The Visualization and Usability Group performs research to develop user-centered measurement and evaluation methods, guidelines, and standards by applying human factors, cognitive science, user-centered design, and usability principles to improve human system interaction.