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Re: Fwd: Graphical search engine can extract information from illustrations in resea

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 11:46:15 +0200
Message-ID: <48E49867.3070500@technosite.es>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Thanks Lisa, I hadn't seen that. The authors of the paper are evidently 
behind that tool although it seems to be aimed at extracting and 
analysing data in their particular field (environmental chemistry). It 
would be useful to make the technology available as an online service.

cheers,

Alan


Lisa Yayla wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Thanks for the information. Read the abstract - dont have full article and 
> wonder if it
> is refering to the tool TableSeer 
> http://chemxseer.ist.psu.edu/ChemXSeerTableSearch/ a part of ChemSeer 
> http://chemxseer.ist.psu.edu/  ?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Lisa Yayla
> Huseby Kompetansesenter
> Oslo Norway
> lisa.yayla@statped.no <mailto:lisa.yayla@statped.no>
> 
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>                 2. oktober 2008 10:25:46
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> Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es <mailto:achuter@technosite.es>>
> Emne:   Graphical search engine can extract information from illustrations  in 
> research p
> Til:            WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>>
> Blindkopi:              Lisa Yayla
> 
> 
> This seems like a potentially important advance as it would enable the
> extraction of data from graphical charts. The article in the 21
> September issue of New Scientist magazine doesn't mention the potential
> benefit to blind or low vision readers. It's available online [1]
> (summary for non-subscribers).
> 
> regards,
> 
> 
> 
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> Alan Chuter
> Usability and Accessibility Department
> Technosite - Fundosa Group
> ONCE Foundation
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> [1]
> http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/mg19926746.300-extracting-data-from-graphs-could-expose-fraudsters.html
> 
> 
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