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Content based access to digital libraries

Smeaton, Alan F. (2009) Content based access to digital libraries. In: HSIS 2009 - The second Annual Humanities Serving Irish Society (HSIS) Conference, 5-6 February, 2009, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

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Abstract

Digital Libraries can contain content stored in a variety of media - text either handwritten or machine-readable, images, audio, video, and combinations of these. Digital Libraries research has, for the most part, been concerned with capturing and organising this material, working on issues like interoperability, security, rights management, encoding standards, and other issues. But what of content-based access techniques, when we wish to find things that we're looking for in those libraries ? So for text what techniques can we use to access materials, how can we overcome the language barrier for multilingual texts, for hand-written documents what is possible, for images like photos or paintings, for video archives both older material and movies and TV content ? This talk will present a kind of overview, a state of the art summary of what we can now do with access to DL artifacts directly based on their content alone which compliments the extensive work done by others on access based on metadata.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Subjects:Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
Computer Science > Information retrieval
Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Official URL:http://hsis.ie/
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:2380
Deposited On:09 Feb 2009 12:03 by Alan F. Smeaton. Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 09:33

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