Welcome to the Information Access Division (IAD).
We support technologies used in accessing unstructured, digital multimedia and other complex information, including text, web pages, images, video, voice, audio, and graphics (both 2-D and 3-D).
The technologies we support include:
We also support generic technologies relevant to information access, including:
"Our mission is to accelerate the development of technologies that allow intuitive, efficient access, manipulation, and exchange of complex information by facilitating the creation of measurement methods and standards."
We contribute to the advancement of these technologies, as well as enable faster transition into the commercial marketplace and into applications of our sponsors, through
We do this in collaboration with industry, academia, and government.