14.0756 digitisation project

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 01:30:06 EST

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                   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
    > david

    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 <w.vaughan@bbk.ac.uk>

    Francois C-R

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