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This paper describes PHOTOLAND, a system that visualizes hundreds of photos on a 2D grid space to help users manage their photos. It closely places similar photos in the grid based on temporal and spatial information. Most photograph management systems use a scrollable view based on a sequential grid layout that arranges the thumbnails of photos in some(More)
Comics has been studied for a long time, as they are the oldest genre of non-photorealistic rendering. Especially, it is a very interesting work to transform a video into a comics in an automatic manner. As a kind of sub-work for this, we introduce a method to automatically place word balloons in an image in this paper. It is not trivial to place the(More)
This paper presents CORVIS(COmics Rendering system on VIdeo Stream) which helps to create comic strips from video streams in semi-automated manner. For this, first we manually select a set of important featuring scenes in a cinema and transform them into simplified illustrations by Mean-Shift segmentation. Then we insert the stylized comic effects to each(More)
The affordability of digital cameras, storages, processors and the advances in these areas are encouraging people to take hundreds of photos at once. However, managing the large number of photographs involves arduous tasks such as selecting good quality photos and classifying and labeling each photo. Generally, users put their photos into certain(More)
Short internet-based chat is typical of modern communication, especially for on-line game players. Improved chat tools are available to avatar agents in virtual space (e.g., Second Life) thanks to the fast-evolving 3D internet. The most common plain text chat is easy to use, but it is hard to understand who talks to whom. Advanced chat with 2D word balloons(More)
We propose AVACHAT, a new comic-stylized communication interface for avatar agents. We show that the 3-D word balloon could be successfully exploited to depict chat dialogues and the atmosphere of groups talking, such as cheerful laughing or loud quarrelling without adding any multimedia functions. Finally, we propose a new data structure to manage the chat(More)
With the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, full cDNA shotgun sequencing has become a major approach in the study of transcriptomes, and several different protocols in 454 sequencing have been invented. As each protocol uses its own short DNA tags or adapters attached to the ends of cDNA fragments for labeling or sequencing, different(More)