Computational Linguistics for Metadata Building (CLiMB)
- Host: University of Maryland College of Information Studies
- Other institutions involved: Columbia University--Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS)
- URL: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~climb/
Description: CLiMB (Computational Linguistics for Metadata Building) aims to improve subject access to image collections through the use of computational linguistic techniques. CLiMB-2, under the leadership of Judith Klavans, is funded by the Mellon Foundation from 2005-2007. CLiMB-1, also funded by the Mellon Foundation, was based at Columbia University under Judith Klavans' direction, from 2002 to 2004.
Implementation description: Two art history survey texts were scanned and encoded in TEI Lite for use in testing the feasibility of using computational linguistic techniques to associate texts and images. A list of image (plates) in the text is produced, then for each image, one or more paragraphs is identified that can be a source of descriptive (subject matter) metadata for indexing the image.
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