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

From: George Ioannidis <gi@in-two.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 12:21:21 +0200
Cc: David Crombie <dcrombie@dedicon.nl>
Message-Id: <D1D77E04-BC0B-4FF2-B3B5-40F184967AD3@in-two.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Dear All,

in this context also previous work, we did when I was at the  
University Bremen especially targeting blind users, may be useful to  
look on:

a) Automated interpretation and accessible presentation of technical  
diagrams for blind people
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1117667&dl=GUIDE&coll=GUIDE&CFID=4714959&CFTOKEN=14063806
(Unfortunately only the abstract is available there, but related work  
is also under: http://forte.fh-hagenberg.at/Project-Homepages/Blindenhund/conferences/granada/papers/HORSTMANN/horstmann.html)

and

b) Semantic Access to Graphical Web Ressources for Blind Users
http://iswc2004.semanticweb.org/posters/PID-YIHSOXCY-1090249595.pdf

One result of this work was the establishment of an online service at: http://www.kinf.wiai.uni-bamberg.de/research/projects/TeBUB/is/index.html 
  that I have to admit is no longer maintained. But we are now seeking  
to formalise this in the framework of the EUAIN project (http://www.euain.org 
). This project organises a conference on "Adaptive Content  
Processing" later this year that is worth considering too. More  
details of the conference at: http://www.euain.org/acp08.

Best
George



PS: Sorry for the lengthy, full of links mail.




On 02 Oct 2008, at 11:46, Alan Chuter wrote:

>
> 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>
>> *----- Original Message -----*
>>                2. oktober 2008 10:25:46
>> Masseutsendelse Melding
>> Fra:            achuter@technosite.es <mailto:achuter@technosite.es>
>> w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> 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,
>> -- 
>> Alan Chuter
>> Usability and Accessibility Department
>> Technosite - Fundosa Group
>> ONCE Foundation
>> Tel.: +34 91 121 03 30
>> Fax: 91 375 70 51
>> achuter@technosite.es <mailto:achuter@technosite.es>
>> http://www.technosite.es
>> [1]
>> http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/mg19926746.300-extracting-data-from-graphs-could-expose-fraudsters.html
>
>


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