TEI: Computational Linguistics for Metadata Building (CLiMB)


For inclusion in the TEI Application Page

Form posted from TEI website on 2007-6-26
Art and Architecture TextsEnglish20 September 2007Chris Ruotolo Converted to TEI P5 26 Jun 2007

Rebecca PassonneauCreated using newproj webform

  • Host: University of Maryland College of Information Studies
  • Other institutions involved: Columbia University–Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS)
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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.

Contact:

Rebecca PassonneauCenter for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS)

Interchurch Center

475 Riverside Drive MC 7717

Columbia University

New York, NY 10115

Tel: (212) 854-5132Fax: (212) 854-5589Email: becky@cs.columbia.edu