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Time as Essence for Photo Browsing Through Personal Digital Libraries

Graham, Adrian and Garcia-Molina, Hector and Paepcke, Andreas and Winograd, Terry (2002) Time as Essence for Photo Browsing Through Personal Digital Libraries. In: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2002) , July 14-18, 2002, Portland, Oregon.


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We developed two photo browsers for collections with thousands of time-stamped digital images. Modern digital cameras record photo shoot times, and semantically related photos tend to occur in bursts. Our browsers exploit the timing information to structure the collections and to automatically generate meaningful summaries. The browsers differ in how users navigate and view the structured collections. We conducted user studies to compare the two browsers and a commercial image browser. Our results show that exploiting the time dimension and appropriately summarizing collections can lead to significant improvements. For example, for one task category, one of our browsers enabled a 33% improvement in speed of finding given images compared to the commercial browser. Similarly, users were able to complete 29% more tasks when using this same browser.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Photo browser, image browser, Personal Digital library, time-based clustering, ACDSee, summarization, time-based navigation, burst identification
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:740
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Jun 2002 17:00
Last Modified:25 Dec 2008 09:19

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