Ed Bachta

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In 1994, Witkin and Heckbert developed a method for interactively modeling implicit surfaces by simultaneously constaining a particle system to lie on an implicit surface and vice-versa. This interface was demonstrated to be effective and easy to use on example models containing a few blobby spheres and cylinders. This system becomes much more difficult to(More)
This paper reports on the linguistic analysis of a tag set of nearly 50,000 tags collected as part of the steve.museum project. The tags describe images of objects in museum collections. We present our results on morphological, part of speech and semantic analysis. We demonstrate that deeper tag processing provides valuable information for organizing and(More)
One of the most significant benefits and challenges of using crowd-sourcing is that it enables the collection of large sets of user-generated tags. However, the first view of this data usually sends both the cataloger (museum or library) and computer scientist running for help: the number of misspellings, the ambiguity of terms, multiple languages, the use(More)
In this paper, we present on a new project, " T 3 : Text, Tags, and Trust to Improve Image Access for Museums and Libraries " , the goal of which is to improve access to digital image collections in museums and libraries for art historians, museum professionals, and the general public. T 3 combines text mining, social tagging, and trust inferencing to(More)
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