Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Automatic Linguistic Indexing of Pictures in Real Time
The ALIPR (pronounced a-lip-er), launched officially on November 1, 2006, is a machine-assisted image tagging and searching service being developed at Penn State by Professors Jia Li and James Z. Wang.
The ALIPR automatic image annotation engine has a vocabulary of 332 English words at the moment. However, thousands of English words can be used to search for pictures. ALIPR version 1.0 is designed for color photographic images.
Ten Reasons to ALIPR your pictures: (tell us about your own thoughts)
Make your pictures visible to the search engine and hence to Web surfers and stock photo agencies;
Let your intelligence be incorporated in ALIPR as she grows up;
It's just fun to see how childish ALIPR can be some times;
See the potential of machine intelligence first hand;
Motivate students to learn about mathematics, science, and information technology;
Support science research through your action;
Demonstrate your creativity with unusual pictures;
Search for, view, and rate other alipred pictures;
Discover the imagination power of ALIPR;
Teach others or learn about certain concepts through pictures.