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Photocopain - Annotating Memories For Life

Tuffield, Mischa M, Dupplaw, David P, O'Hara, Kieron, Shadbolt, Nigel R, Chakravarthy, Ajay, Brewster, Christopher, Ciravegna, Fabio and Wilks, Yorick (2006) Photocopain - Annotating Memories For Life At Memories for Life: The Future of our Pasts.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


Photo annotation is a resource-intensive task, yet is increasingly essential as image archives and personal photo collections grow in size. There is an inherent conflict in the process of describing and archiving personal experiences, because casual users are generally unwilling to spend large amounts of effort on creating the annotations which are required to manage their collections. This poster outlines Photocopain, a semi-automatic image annotation system which combines information about the context in which a photograph was captured with information extracted from the content of the image. These automatically generated annotations are then presented to the user for extension or alteration as need be. This work is presented as an initial investigation into the applicability of surreptitiously captured metadata to describe the events of a person’s observable life.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: 12/12/06
Venue - Dates: Memories for Life: The Future of our Pasts, 2006-12-12
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 263257
PURE UUID: eeaa6fd9-b14a-4489-a1a1-60c9c7d46e39

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Date deposited: 19 Dec 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:47

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Author: Mischa M Tuffield
Author: David P Dupplaw
Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Ajay Chakravarthy
Author: Christopher Brewster
Author: Fabio Ciravegna
Author: Yorick Wilks

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