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Image Retrieval: Using Keywording, Controlled Vocabularies, and Visual Recognition Search

Code: HDC011

Presenter: Sarah Saunders

Venue: Lecture Theatre

Date: Saturday April 6, 2013

Duration: 1 day

Style: Lecture

Participants: 30

Prerequisite: Digital Imaging Essentials

Cost: R1,995 (ex VAT)

In an image rich world, ways of making images visible to a potential user include the use of word search and  more recently visual search. A good understanding of how keyword search works is essential for an image archive, along with an understanding of how visual search can help users in their search.

Sarah Saunders from Electric Lane has helped many commercial image libraries and heritage organisations create professional level keywording systems. She has presented on search and retrieval systems at  the IPTC conference at CEPIC, and at the Henry Stewart DAM Conference in London.

What content will be covered?
This session will explore  different ways of tagging images, covering use of taxonomy, free text search, visual search and crowd sourcing. Sarah will discuss the elements of a good taxonomy and will show how they work with software systems to improve productivity for keywording and search.

The session will include discussion on relevancy in keywording and encourage participants to create their own guidelines for their own collections. People attending will gain the knowledge and understanding needed to plan a strategy for image retrieval for their own collection.

What will I gain?

You will gain an in-depth understanding of how to make your visual collections consistently findable and so serve your target audience well.

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