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Architecture and challenges of maintaining a large-scale, context-aware human digital memory

Gurrin, Cathal and Byrne, Daragh and O'Connor, Noel E. and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Smeaton, Alan F. (2008) Architecture and challenges of maintaining a large-scale, context-aware human digital memory. In: VIE 2008 - The 5th IET Visual Information Engineering 2008 Conference, 29 July - 1 August 2008, Xi An, China.

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Recent advances in digital multimedia capture, transmission and storage has led us close to realising the MEMEX vision, in which much of an individual's personal information can be stored for retrieval at a later stage. These personal archives (Human Digital Memories (HDMs)) are constructed from a wide range of data sources across various media types. In this paper we examine the challenges of building, organising, browsing, searching and recommending from large (multi-million item per annum) visual HDMs. We present our findings based on an extensive period of HDM generation (2 years and 2 million images), illustrating the challenges of and architectural requirements for managing such archives.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Human Digital Memory; LifeLogging; Context Analysis, Semantic Enrichment
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Computer Science > Image processing
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology, Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 03/IN.3/I361
ID Code:655
Deposited On:09 Oct 2008 13:43 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 16 Jan 2017 12:55

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