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[REBOL] Another potential app for REBOL

From: gerardcote::gmail::com at: 31-Aug-2009 16:50

Again the ACM sent interesting news this day. *It's Semantic--Easier Solution to Annotate and Search Images* * ICT Results (08/27/09)* The European Union-funded IMAGINATION project has developed ImageNotion, software for organizing, searching, and navigating archives of digital images. ImageNotion's tools for semantic image annotation and search link the content of photos and concepts to make the images understandable to computers. The developers say that ImageNotion's system eliminates much of the complexity of developing an ontology for semantic searches by combining annotation with a variety of other technologies, including text mining, object recognition, and facial detection and identification. "When you mention ontologies to most people they just switch off," says IMAGINATION coordinator Gabor Nagypal. "Because of that, our goal has been to make the technology transparent and intuitive to use." Nagypal says the face-detection system, which identifies the presence of people in a photograph, has an accuracy rate of about 80 percent, and the face-recognition system, which attempts to identify people in a photograph, produces consistent results after about five to 10 images of a person have been tagged. ImageNotion also simplifies navigating between photographs. For example, clicking on a person's face in one photograph will automatically take the user to other photographs of that person. Back in 1997, when I left my work for illness I was already interested in the second generation Hyperwave server, an Apache first gen Web server replacement, with its bi-directional links. The idea was to extend it to support some kind of tool like the one above. Did someone ever used this Hyperwave server, near Austria ? Can you send some feedback on its use for real work ? May be an upgrade for Cheyenne could go in this direction some day ?