The Visual Geometry Group based in the Faculty of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford is inviting expressions of interest from Humanities, Gardens Libraries and Museumes researchers regarding the use of computer vision tools on digital image collections. The group's methods have previously been implemented on several successful Oxford projects, such as CLAROS; Bodleian Ballads Online (http://balladsblog.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/blog/1069); and the 15cBooktrade (http://15cbooktrade.ox.ac.uk/illustration).
The group’s SEEBIBYTE project (www.seebibyte.org)* will be hosting an invitation-only show and tell event in Oxford in June 15 from which it hopes to create a diverse user-group to pioneer the application of next-generation computer vision methods to humanities research questions and novel discovery and publishing platforms.
Those potentially interested in attending can contact Giles Bergel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief outline of the area of interest and a characteristic image or image-set.
*Seebibyte: Visual Search for the Era of Big Data is a large research project based in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. It is funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), and will run from 2015 - 2020.