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DocuGram at DocEng

Teleconferencing is now a nearly ubiquitous aspect of modern work. We routinely use apps such as Google Hangouts or Skype to present work or discuss documents with remote colleagues. Unfortunately, sharing source documents is not always as seamless. For example, a meeting participant might share content via screencast that she has access to, but that […] → Read More: DocuGram at DocEng

MixMeet: Live searching and browsing

Knowledge work is changing fast. Recent trends in increased teleconferencing bandwidth, the ubiquitous integration of “pads and tabs” into workaday life, and new expectations of workplace flexibility have precipitated an explosion of applications designed to help people collaborate from different places, times, and situations. Over the last several months the MixMeet team observed and interviewed […] → Read More: MixMeet: Live searching and browsing

HMD and specialization

Google Glass’ semi-demise has become a topic of considerable interest lately. Alexander Sommer at WT-Vox takes the view that it was a courageous “public beta” and “a PR nightmare” but also well received in specialized situations where the application suits the device, as in Scott’s post below. IMO, a pretty good summary. (I notice that Sony […] → Read More: HMD and specialization

Visually Interpreting Names as Demographic Attributes

In the AAAI 2015 conference, we presented the work “Visually Interpreting Names as Demographic Attributes by Exploiting Click-Through Data,” a collaboration with a research team in National Taiwan University. This study aims to automatically associate a name and its likely demographic attributes, e.g., gender and ethnicity. More specifically, the associations are driven by web-scale search logs […] → Read More: Visually Interpreting Names as Demographic Attributes

More evidence of the value of HMD capture

At next week’s CSCW 2015 conference, a group from University of Wisconsin-Madison will present an interesting piece of work related to the last post: “Handheld or Handsfree? Remote Collaboration via Lightweight Head-Mounted Displays and Handheld Devices”. Similar to our work, the authors compared the use of Google Glass to a tablet-based interface for two different […] → Read More: More evidence of the value of HMD capture

Head-mounted capture and access with ShowHow

Our IEEE Pervasive paper on head-mounted capture for multimedia tutorials was recently accepted and is currently in press. We are excited to share some our findings here. Creating multimedia tutorials requires two distinct steps: capture and editing. While editing, authors have the opportunity to devote their full attention to the task at hand. Capture is […] → Read More: Head-mounted capture and access with ShowHow

video text retouch

Several of us just returned from ACM UIST 2014 where we presented some new work as part of the cemint project.  One vision of the cemint project is to build applications for multimedia content manipulation and reuse that are as powerful as their analogues for text content.  We are working towards this goal by exploiting two key tools.  First, we […] → Read More: video text retouch

Introducing cemint

At FXPAL we have long been interested in how multimedia can improve our interaction with documents, from using media to represent and help navigate documents on different display types to digitizing physical documents and linking media to documents. In an ACM interactions piece published this month we introduce our latest work in multimedia document research. […] → Read More: Introducing cemint

To cluster or to hash?

Visual search has developed a basic processing pipeline in the last decade or so on top of the “bag of visual words” representation based on local image descriptors.  You know it’s established when it’s in Wikipedia.  There’s been a steady stream of work on image matching using the representation in combination with approximate nearest neighbor search and […] → Read More: To cluster or to hash?

Copying and Pasting from Video

This week at the ACM Conference on Document Engineering, Laurent and Scott are presenting new work on direct manipulation of video.  The ShowHow project is our latest activity involving expository or “how to” video creation and use. While watching videos of this genre, it is helpful to create annotations that identify useful frames or shots […] → Read More: Copying and Pasting from Video

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