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Automatic Organization for Digital Photographs with Geographic Coordinates

Naaman, Mor and Song, Yee Jiun and Paepcke, Andreas and Garcia Molina, Hector (2004) Automatic Organization for Digital Photographs with Geographic Coordinates. In: Fourth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2004) , June 7-11, 2004, Tucson, Arizona .


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We describe PhotoCompas, a system that utilizes the time and location information embedded in digital photographs to automatically organize a personal photo collection. PhotoCompas produces browseable location and event hierarchies for the collection. These hierarchies are created using algorithms that interleave time and location to produce an organization that mimics the way people think about their photo collections. In addition, the algorithm annotates the generated hierarchy with geographical names. We tested our approach in case studies of three real-world collections and verified that the results are meaningful and useful for the collection owners.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Photo browser, geo-referenced photos, GPS, personal photo collection
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:766
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:14 Apr 2004 17:00
Last Modified:23 Dec 2008 09:07

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