Sunday, January 08, 2006

Granite Archive to Global Access

"edge detection" brigham genealogy - Google Search

Large-scale, multi-terabyte digital libraries are becoming feasible due to decreasing costs of storage, CPU, and bandwidth.
However, costs associated with preparing content for input into the library remain high due to the amount of human labor required.

This paper describes the Digital Microfilm Pipeline — a sequence of image processing operations used to populate a large-scale digital library from a "mountain" of microfilm and reduce the human labor involved.

Essential parts of the pipeline include algorithms for document zoning and labeling, consensus-based template creation, reversal of geometric transformations and Just-In-Time Browsing, an interactive technique for progressive access of image content over a low-bandwidth medium. We also suggest more automated approaches to cropping, enhancement and data extraction. [PDF] Digital Mountain: From Granite Archive to Global Access

First International Workshop on Document Image Analysis for Libraries (DIAL'04)

Genealogical Conferences - FGS 2005

FGS 2005 Keynote (pdf file - 819kb)
Jay L. Verkler FamilySearch

Societies Going Virtual (pdf file - 1.9mb)
David E. Rencher Genealogical Society of Utah

A Sneak Peak at the Near Future (pdf file - 6mb)
David E. Rencher
Genealogical Society of Utah


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