Nome / Name

José Manuel de Castro Torres

Graus Académicos / Academic Degrees

Posição Profissional Actual/ Current Professional Position


Ensino / Teaching

Páginas públicas das disciplinas / Public course webpages

Material disponivel: programas, apontamentos, exercícios, testes e trabalhos, maioritariamente em portugês / Available material: syllabus, handouts, exercises, exams and homework, mostly in portuguese.

Plataforma UFPUV (elearning na UFP) / UFPUV platform (elearning at UFP)


Investigação / Research

Áreas de Investigação / Current Research Areas

Projectos de investigação / Research projects


Name: VIDION Video Digital On-Line (
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Program: PRAXISXXI/3.1b-proj. em consórcio
Team Leader: Artur Pimenta Alves
Start: April 1997 End: September 1999
Entity: Inesc-Porto (
The goal of VIDION is to propose a strategy for the evolution towards the digital domain of the complete RTP archive. The project will develop a small-scale archive to be used by the news service of RTP.

Name: METAMEDIA - Metadata for Multimedia Archives
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Program: PRAXIS/C/EEI/13208/1998
Team Leader: Gabriel Torcato David
Start:.July 1999 End: July 2000
Entity: Inesc-Porto (
This project developed an information meta-model for a multimedia archive. The project congregated the experience of the archivists with the technological component of automatically extraction and description of low-level features from the multimedia content. Another goal of the project has been the development of a prototype for the photographic archive integrating the obtained results.

Name: Archivum (
Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Program: PRAXIS
Team Leader: Gabriel Torcato David
Start: January 1996 End: December 1998
Entity: Inesc-Porto (
This project intends to study the applicability of object-oriented technologies in modelling and implementation of databases for archival description systems in accordance with international standards, as well as the development of the temporal dimension for the representation and querying of such systems


Name: Sintext - Text Synthesiser
Team Leader: Pedro Barbosa
Start: September 1998 End: July 1999
Entity: UFP (
This project intends to develop a tool to help the writer in the generation of his texts like poems, essays, stories, and others (


Publicações / Publications

Master Thesis




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Contributions to the Standard MPEG 7 - (Multimedia Content Description Interface) from ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11


Email: j t o r r e s @ u f p . e d u . p t
Praça 9 de Abril, 349
4249-004 Porto-Portugal
telefone: 225071300
fax: 225508269

-Research Projects

My Full CV at DeGóis site

My homepage at Google Sites

Portal do livro "Tecnologias de Compressão Multimédia"