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.