Multimedia Understanding - Fest Group 2001
What will happen when cameras are usually found in palmtops, phones, laptops etc? Can they be used to guide people? Can they help people navigate information spaces? For example someone visiting a historical city could have links pop up in their palmtop/phone depending on what the camera sees. This could be aided by some position awareness as well (eg GPS), but in some situations (in museums or caves) only vision could help. We aim to build a system which tests this hypothesis. It relies on the vision system knowing when it has a 100% accurate hit! Otherwise it would keep showing false links and annoy the user.
The end demo will hopefully be:
a laptop with a webcam and WiFi card sees the Zepler portait - takes
photo - send it to the server Corot, it does content-based retrieval and
if it sees one of the target paintings returns an ID. The ID is sent to
Linkey - which hopefully returns a link to the text caption of the painting!
To get the webcam talking to the laptop under Linux
write code which grabs the frame (have that already!) and sends it to corot
set up some code on corot which does a couple of CBR lookups using Artiste
a script to pass the URL of zepler pic to Linkey!
Links to be made for Linkey to use! - say for Zepler and the Monet painting?
maybe a lab area?
some rendering of the final data on the laptop (could be plain text - could
be ARToolkit?! and goggles!)
A discussion on agents and ontologies to support content based retrieval
Trying to get the Jornada to grab frames from its cam under WinCE
Using the same idea but with a copystand and postcards - put one under
and it says what it is?