PhotoGeo: a photo digital library with spatial-temporal support and self-annotation
The recent popularity of digital cameras has posed a new problem: how to efficiently store and retrieve the very large number of digital photos captured and chaotically stored in multiple locations without any annotation. This paper proposes an infrastructure, called PhotoGeo, which aims at helping users with the people photo annotation, event photo annotation, storage and retrieval of personal digital photos. To achieve the desired objective, PhotoGeo uses new algorithms that make it possible to annotate photos with the key metadata to facilitate their retrieval, such as: the people who were shown in the photo ( who ); where it was captured ( where ); the date and time of capture ( when ); and the event that was captured. The paper concludes with a detailed evaluation of these algorithms.