CultureCam: An interactive search tool for small image galleries

Sergiu Gordea*, Michela Vignoli, Sanna Marttila

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As a result of digitization initiatives in recent years, most galleries hold digital copies of their masterpieces. In order to attract more visitors, public galleries are interested in advertising their content on websites and tourist-centric applications deployed in public spaces. The online version of CultureCam has the goal of stimulating the reuse of cultural heritage content by creative designers. In this paper, we present the Interactive Installation version of CultureCam tool, which has the goal of attracting the interest of public users when exploring public galleries. It concentrates on enhancing the user experience, by offering access to the images in an immersive environment, using an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that supports touch free interaction with the gallery content. A novel image similarity search algorithm was developed in order to adapt to user expectations when searching in small image datasets. The user feedback collected from exhibitions in different European cities indicates a very high acceptance of the CultureCam tool by the public. The intuitive and seamless interaction with the tool, as well as the automation and enhancement of the search algorithm are the main improvements over the previous version of CultureCam.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Heritage
Subtitle of host publicationProgress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection - 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages309-321
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319484952
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Digital Heritage - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 29 Oct 20183 Nov 2018
Conference number: 7
https://euromed2018.eu/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10058 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Digital Heritage
Abbreviated titleEuroMed
CountryCyprus
CityNicosia
Period29/10/201803/11/2018
Internet address

Keywords

  • Cultural heritage
  • CultureCam
  • Interactive exploration
  • Similarity search
  • User experience

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