Program

Please find below the preliminary schedule of the workshop including links to the full abstracts of the presenters.

09.30 – 09.45 Opening & introduction by Martijn Kleppe (National Library of the Netherlands).
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09.45 – 10.30 Keynote Lindsay King & Peter Leonard (Yale University) – “Processing Pixels: Towards Visual Culture Computation”.
Introduced by Matthew Lincoln (Getty Research Institute)
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10.30 – 11.30 Paper Presentations IResearch results using computer vision
Chair: Mark Williams (Darthmouth College)
Alison Langmead, Paul Rodriguez, Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan, and Alan Craig – Extracting Meaningful Data from Decomposing Bodies.
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Taylor Arnold and Lauren Tilton – Distant Viewing TV.
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Giles Bergel – Match, compare, classify, annotate: computer vision tools for the modern humanist
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11.30 – 11.45 Break
11.45 – 12.45 Hands-on Part I – Computer Vision basics, theory and tools
Instructor: Benoit Seguin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL) Slides

We will start by introducing basic notions about the challenges of computer vision. Also we will get a feeling of the simple, low level operations necessary for the next stage.

12.45 – 13.30  Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Lightning Talks I (5 talks)
Chair: Martijn Kleppe (National Library of the Netherlands)
Open session for project pitches, about any of the themes discussed at the workshop (max 5 min each)

  • Thomas Smits – How can Caffe be used to segment historical images into different categories? Slides in pdf
  • Niels Walkowski How can information of color facets in movies be used to create time based segments? (no shot detection) Slides in pdf
  • Mike Kestemont – New project announcement INSIGHT: Intelligent Neural Networks as Integrated Heritage Tools. Slides in pdf
  • Asanobu Kitamoto – Introduction of CODH computer vision and machine learning datasets such as old Japanese books and characters. Slides in pdf
  • Juan Steyn – Introduction to the new South African Centre for Digital Language Resources. Slides 
14.00 – 14.45 Paper Presentations II – Tools
Chair: Melvin Wevers (Utrecht University)
Sabine Lang & Bjorn Ommer – A Web-Based Interface for Art Historical Research.
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Mark Williams, John Bell, Dimitrios Latsis, Lorenzo Torresani – The Media Ecology Project’s Semantic Annotation Tool and Knight Prototype Grant
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14.45 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 15.30 Lightning Talks II (4 talks)
Chair: Martijn Kleppe (National Library of the Netherlands)
Open session for project pitches, about any of the themes discussed at the workshop (max 5 min each)

  • Johan Oomen – Mind of the Universe / Open Media Art. Slides
  • Julia Noordegraaf Integrating Computer Vision in the CLARIAH-NL Media Suite. Slides
  • Jochen Laubrock – Using computer vision to describe material in the Graphic Novel Corpus. Slides in pdf
  • Stephanie Sapienza – Digital Hitchcock project revamp – tools for cinematic close reading with contextual documentation. Slides
15.30 – 16.30 Paper Presentations III – Deep Learning
Chair: Thomas Smits (Radboud University)
Jack Hessel & David Mimno – Aligning Images and Text in a Digital Library.
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Melvin Wevers & Juliette Lonij – Visual Trends in Dutch Newspaper Advertisements.
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Barbara Flueckiger, Noyan Evirgen, Enrique G. Paredes, Rafael Ballester-Ripoll, Renato Pajarola – Deep Learning Tools for Foreground-Aware Analysis of Film Colors
16.30 – 18.00  Hands-on Part II – Deep learning and its applications
  Instructor: Benoit Seguin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL) Slides .

We will have you experiment with direct applications of state-of-the-art computer vision tools, including face-detection/face-identification and image similarities.

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