Poster Project

Project Details


MA9 - Wienbibliothek im Rathaus




Robert Sablatnig


Robert Sablatnig
Adam Novozamsky
Florian Kleber

The Vienna City Library is one of the most important scholarly libraries with a special focus on Vienna. It has also  350,000 posters – the largest collection in Austria – as well as an extensive documentation in the form of newspaper clippings and historical photographs. For details see the Online Catalogue Plakatsammlung | Wienbibliothek im Rathaus.

This project deals with the automated annotation of the poster collection to make the collection searchable. The goal is to provide a prototype which allows to search based on

  • Text (result of the OCR)
  • Faces (face recognition)
  • Objects (object detection)
  • Similarity (image retrieval)
  • Basic Image Features (e.g. color)

The database is developed by max.recall.

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