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Automatic text searching for personal photos

O'Hare, Neil and Lee, Hyowon and Cooray, Saman H. and Gurrin, Cathal and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Malobabić, Jovanka and O'Connor, Noel E. and Smeaton, Alan F. and Uscilowski, Bartlomiej (2006) Automatic text searching for personal photos. In: SAMT 2006 - First International Conference on Semantics And Digital Media Technology, December 6-8, 2006, Athens, Greece.

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This demonstration presents the MediAssist prototype system for organisation of personal digital photo collections based on contextual information, such as time and location of image capture, and content-based analysis, such as face detection and recognition. This metadata is used directly for identification of photos which match specified attributes, and also to create text surrogates for photos, allowing for text-based queries of photo collections without relying on manual annotation. MediAssist illustrates our research into digital photo management, showing how a combination of automatically extracted context and content-based information, together with user annotation and traditional text indexing techniques, facilitates efficient searching of personal photo collections.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Personal Photo Management; Text Search; Context;
Subjects:Engineering > Imaging systems
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Research Initiatives and Centres > Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC)
Publisher:CEUR-Workshop Proceedings
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Enterprise Ireland, EI CFTD-03-216, Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 03/IN.3/I361
ID Code:311
Deposited On:12 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 05 May 2010 12:54

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