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About IAD
The Information Access Division (IAD), part of NIST 's Information Technology Laboratory , provides measurements and standards to advance technologies dealing with access to multimedia and other complex information.

Division Chief:
Dr. Martin Herman

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IAD Program Areas:
plum colored bulletHuman Language Technology:
Measurement and evaluation of speech recognition, speaker recognition, spoken language understanding, information search, retrieval, and filtering, document understanding, summarization, interactive speech interfaces

plum colored bullet Biometrics Technology: Identification and Verification Technology
Measurement, evaluation and standards for fingerprint matching and interchange, criminal justice information systems, face recognition and multi-modal biometrics

plum colored bulletInteractive Systems Technology:
Measurement, standards, and evaluation for usability of interactive systems, web usability testing, usability reporting formats, accessibility testing

plum colored bulletDigital- and Multi-Media Technology:
Measurement, evaluation and standards for multimedia, including searching, filtering, MPEG and JPEG standards, 3D on the web, video retrieval and motion image quality

plum colored bulletSmartSpace Technology
Measurement, standards, integration and interoperability of intelligent, interactive environments embedded with computers, information appliances, portable devices and multi-modal sensors.

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Site created on May 29, 2001
Last updated: Friday, July 20, 2007

IAD News & Highlights


Face Recognition Vendor Test (FVRT) 2002 Results

Report on Biometrics Released to Congress

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Technical inquiries:
Information Access Division
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8940, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8940.

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General NIST inquiries:
(301) 975-NIST (6478)
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