Contents Science Lab

Nagoya University Graduate School of Informatics
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Project: Book page colorization based on perception

In this research, we are developing a method of coloring books according to the content of each page. By applying a such coloring, a reader can get a bird’s-eye view of content transitions without opening the book. The characteristics of each book can be expressed using color features.

For each word that appears on a page, we use a color-word association dictionary. For example, concrete words like “leaf” (green) or “fire” (red) use their visual appearance. However, abstract word are often also associated with a color like “anger” (red) or “sadness” (blue), where the general public loosely agrees.

We expected to apply this research to document search and summarization techniques.

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Dr. Marc A. Kastner

Finished Doctor in AY2019 (Kyoto University)

Recent publications

    A study on a coloring method for document overviews -Visualizing the document structure using word-color associations- (in Japanese)
    Chihaya Matsuhira, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    IEICE Tech. Rep. Media Experience and Virtual Environment, MVE2020-17, Online, September 2020.

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