Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 756.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 06:24:41 +0000
From: "Francois Crompton-Roberts" <F.Crompton-Roberts@qmw.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 14.0751 digitisation project?
> I wonder if you can help me track down one of the relatively early
> projects in the digitisation/retrieval of images: In the early 1990s
> I heard a paper in a seminar series at Jesus College Oxford. I think
> the speaker came from London and was discussing a database made from
> scanning a collection of several thousand b/w photos of fine art
> paintings. One of the interesting claims was that by reducing the
> image to a very small grid (?? 8*8 ??) you could search for similiar
> grids and get work by the same artist...
> I can remember no more. As far as I can tell it was neither the
> Kings College, Daidalos Project nor the Courtauld Vasari project.
> Any suggestions as to candidate pioneers gratefully recieved
> best wishes
Try Will Vaughan at Birkbeck College (University of London). I heard
him describe exactly this project--it must have been in the late
1980's. His home page describing his current research interests is at
<http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hafvm/staff_research/wvaughan.html> and his
email address is <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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