We demonstrated ViziQuest, which has been developed using resources from the Polar Museum, Library and Archive. A touch screen version is installed in the Museum for visitors to browse photos from the British Arctic Air Route Expedition, but an online demo is also available.
|Screen shot from the ViziQuest demo|
Deep Visuals approached me with a request for resources to be tested for a new product under development using an East of England Development Agency grant. I got involved because the initial project tied in closely with my classification research interests and it was immediately obvious that it had the potential to provide a new means of access to large photographic collections for museum visitors. I had already developed the underlying ontology, which enables the browser to select linked images of interest without the need to type in keywords, as part of our Freeze Frame project, where it forms a basis for the image subject metadata.