This talk showcases Oxford’s cutting-edge research at the intersection of book history and computer vision. It aims to make images of books as easy to search, compare and annotate as their texts.

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SPEAKERS
Dr Giles Bergel, Digital Humanities Research Officer, University of Oxford’s Visual Geometry Group.
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AGENDA
19:30 – Event start
21:00 – Close

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SYNOPSIS
The University’s Visual Geometry Group has a long track record of working with University researchers and collections, building tools to help researchers analyse everything from classical art to fifteenth-century printed books and English broadside ballads, as well as numerous applications in the sciences. Several of these tools have now been openly released for all to use and adapt.

The talk reveals how computer vision, far from detracting from understanding books as material objects, offers a fresh pair of eyes on what remains one of humanity’s most sophisticated inventions and richest forms of heritage.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Dr Giles Bergel
Dr Giles Bergel is Digital Humanities Research Officer in the University of Oxford’s Visual Geometry Group. He works on printed books, printing materials and the history of the book trade.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
BCS Oxfordshire Branch
Visit http://www.oxon.bcs.org/

Beyond reading: understanding the book through computer vision - Oxfordshire Branch
Date and time
21 March, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
University of Oxford
Department of Computer Science
6 Keble Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3QG
Price
This event is sold out