Interacting with images – adding functionality to images databases <br />Eric Decker<br />
Outline<br />What are our requirements? Where do they come from?<br />What software do we use to meet these requirements?<...
Requirements<br />Pilot project (< one year) with members from:<br /><ul><li>Anthropology (South Asia)
Chinese Studies
European History</li></ul>Technical Questions:<br /><ul><li>Art History
Political Science of South Asia</li></li></ul><li>Requirements<br />Three regional corporawithimagesfrom South Asia, China...
Requirements<br />Rather unsystematic personal collections that needed to be organized.<br /><ul><li>Unicode capability fo...
restricted access and user rights management</li></li></ul><li>Generating requirements<br />High workload of group members...
images, groups of images and image details
in an asynchronous manner
present results that stimulate further discussion</li></li></ul><li>
Requirements<br />Cluster is supposed to conduct research in the humanities not IT.<br /><ul><li>use the existing IT infra...
use readymade software
cost efficiency</li></li></ul><li>HyperImage	<br />Main developmentbyteamsat Uni Lüneburg (inventors) and HU Berlin<br />	...
allowsto link betweenpartsofimages
offers on-/offline publicationoftheresult
andmuchmore</li></li></ul><li>HyperImage<br />Threemaincomponents:<br /><ul><li>Server (Web-Service on GlassFish)
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Life on the other side of the pond: VR Activity in Europe, Interacting with images – adding functionality to images databases

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Eric Decker, “Cluster of Excellence: Asia and Europe in a Global Context - Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows” at Heidelberg University, Germany, presentation for VRA 28 Atlanta

Presented as part of 'Life on the other side of the pond: VR Activity in Europe' session

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Life on the other side of the pond: VR Activity in Europe, Interacting with images – adding functionality to images databases

  1. 1. Interacting with images – adding functionality to images databases <br />Eric Decker<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />What are our requirements? Where do they come from?<br />What software do we use to meet these requirements?<br />Live demo: HyperImage Editor/Reader<br />
  3. 3. Requirements<br />Pilot project (< one year) with members from:<br /><ul><li>Anthropology (South Asia)
  4. 4. Chinese Studies
  5. 5. European History</li></ul>Technical Questions:<br /><ul><li>Art History
  6. 6. Political Science of South Asia</li></li></ul><li>Requirements<br />Three regional corporawithimagesfrom South Asia, China and Europe depicting „MothersandFathersofthe Nation“<br />
  7. 7. Requirements<br />Rather unsystematic personal collections that needed to be organized.<br /><ul><li>Unicode capability for metadata in Chinese, Devanagari and Western script
  8. 8. restricted access and user rights management</li></li></ul><li>Generating requirements<br />High workload of group members generated the need for software that is:<br /><ul><li>easy tolearnanduse</li></ul>OR<br /><ul><li>alreadyknowtotheuser</li></ul>AND<br /><ul><li>usable in otherprojectsas well</li></li></ul><li>Requirements<br />Our group wanted to:<br /><ul><li>annotate, discuss and compare
  9. 9. images, groups of images and image details
  10. 10. in an asynchronous manner
  11. 11. present results that stimulate further discussion</li></li></ul><li>
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Requirements<br />Cluster is supposed to conduct research in the humanities not IT.<br /><ul><li>use the existing IT infrastructure and contribute to it
  14. 14. use readymade software
  15. 15. cost efficiency</li></li></ul><li>HyperImage <br />Main developmentbyteamsat Uni Lüneburg (inventors) and HU Berlin<br /> Project webpage: http://hyperimage.eu<br />The software<br /><ul><li>allowstodefineandannotatepartsofimages
  16. 16. allowsto link betweenpartsofimages
  17. 17. offers on-/offline publicationoftheresult
  18. 18. andmuchmore</li></li></ul><li>HyperImage<br />Threemaincomponents:<br /><ul><li>Server (Web-Service on GlassFish)
  19. 19. Editor = Authoring Environment (Web-based, Java)</li></ul>importobjects; add/editmetadata; defineimage-parts (layers); exportproject (PeTAL/XML)<br /><ul><li>Reader = on-/offline Publication (Flash)</li></ul>interactivepublicationoftheproject; search; light-tables<br />
  20. 20. Hyperimage Image Processing Architecture<br />File Server<br />Web Server<br />Hyperimage Server<br />Hyperimage Editor User Interface<br />Hyperimage Reader<br />Edit<br />View<br />Export<br />Read/Write<br />
  21. 21. HyperImgae Client (editor)Windowformanualdefiningpartsof an image („layers“)<br />
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  24. 24. HyperImage<br />Extensions added by HRA:<br /><ul><li>Active Directory authentication
  25. 25. WSDL interface to HeidICON</li></li></ul><li>Problems with HyperImage<br /><ul><li>Itis a lotoffuntouse -> time consuming
  26. 26. HyperImage Reader not fully accepted as publication
  27. 27. Server installation needs qualified personal
  28. 28. HyperImage Reader is designed as standalone product</li>

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