What's Your Credit Score?
Check your 2007 credit report and score. Its Fast, Free, and Easy!
Have you had fun today?
Awesome Videos, Top rated music, Intuitive Political Blogs & more

Published: Oct 16, 2007
Email This | Print | Share | Related | Send A Tip
Software Advances Photo Search, Management
by Staff

Searching for digital online photographs could become an easier task thanks to a U.S. software system that automatically tags images as they are uploaded.

The software developed at Pennsylvania State University not only tags the images, but also improves the tags by learning from users' interactions with the system.

What is novel with the 'Tagging over Time' -- or T/T technology -- is that the system adapts as people's preferences for images and words change, said Associate Professor James Wang, lead researcher of the project.

In other words, the system can accommodate evolving vocabulary and interpretations to images people have uploaded and are uploading to systems such as Yahoo's Flickr, Wang said.

The bottom line is that the system makes it easier to find photographs and is able to improve its performance by itself as time passes, said Ritendra Datta, a graduate student working with Wang. The advancement means time savings for consumers as well as improved searching and referral capabilities.

The system, which included research by former graduate student Dhiraj Joshi and Associate Professor Jia Li, was presented last month in Augsburg, Germany, during the annual meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery. (c) UPI

Share This Article:  DIGG | Drudge | Reddit | Fark | Stumble Upon | Del.icio.us

Your Ad Here

Post comments to Staff

Your full name:


© Copyright 2004-2007 by Post Chronicle Corp.
Top of Page

PostChronicle.com is best viewed with an 1024x768 screen resolution

tPC  Web

StatCounter - Free Web Tracker and Counter
Site Meter

Disclaimer: Many of the stories on this site may or may not contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Where ever and whenever possible The Post Chronicle™ sources and or includes the name of the author/owner and gives them full recognition for the excellent and invaluable work they do. The Post Chronicle™ make such information available because of it's newsworthiness in our efforts to advance understanding of: free speech, the free press, environmental issues, political practices, human rights, economics, democracy in general, science, political and social issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material. The Post Chronicle™ accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or inaccuracies of any story or opinion. The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of The Post Chronicle™. We run banner advertising in order to cover the operating costs of delivering the material.