Tropes: Text Analysis and Semantics Analysis of written or spoken texts requires that certain questions should be asked with regard to certain objectives. To obtain answers to these questions, texts must be reduced as far as possible to their essentials. Designed for Information Science, Market Research, Sociological Analysis and Scientific studies, Tropes is a Natural Language Processing and Semantic Classification software that guarantees pertinence and quality in Text Analysis. Extraction of Relevant Information Tropes can immediately detect contexts, isolate themes and identify principal actors, through the application of three levels of semantic classifications. Qualitative Analysis and Categorization Tropes identifies the Text Style in order to place it in context and rapidly compare it with other texts. Chronological Analysis Tropes carries out a chronological analysis of a text from which the principal episodes can be isolated, the discussion blocks visualized and the development of an idea followed up.
Video Tapestries with Continuous Temporal Zoom ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), August 2010 A multiscale tapestry represents an input video as a seamless and zoomable summary image which can be used to navigate through the video. We present a novel approach for summarizing video in the form of a multiscale image that is continuous in both the spatial domain and across the scale dimension: There are no hard borders between discrete moments in time, and a user can zoom smoothly into the image to reveal additional temporal details. (BibTeX) Connelly Barnes, Dan B Goldman, Eli Shechtman, and Adam Finkelstein. Paper (10 MB PDF) Download Video (73 MB MPEG-4) Streaming Video Additional Results (19 MB MPEG-4)
Piccolo Home Page How many versions of Piccolo are there? There three versions of Piccolo: Piccolo.Java, Piccolo.NET, and PocketPiccolo.NET. They contain the same core functionality with a few differences. Piccolo.JavaPiccolo.Java is written in 100% java, and the great thing about Java is that it runs on lots of machines including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. What do you mean by "Structured Graphics"? Piccolo provides support for developers of 2D (+ zooming) object-oriented graphics programs in Java and C#. This simple approach is very powerful because is enables a very decoupled object oriented approach to graphical applications. What development directions are you following? We are continuing to expand and maintain all three versions of Piccolo. How do I get a Piccolo License? It's free! Note that you are not obligated to make your applications open source. How do I contact the Piccolo team and Piccolo users? There are several ways. Where did Piccolo come from? What happened to Jazz?
Zooming user interface Example of a ZUI When the level of detail present in the resized object is changed to fit the relevant information into the current size, instead of being a proportional view of the whole object, it's called semantic zooming. Some experts consider the ZUI paradigm as a flexible and realistic successor to the traditional windowing GUI, being a Post-WIMP interface. History GeoPhoenix, a Cambridge, MA, startup associated with the MIT Media Lab, founded by Julian Orbanes, Adriana Guzman, Max Riesenhuber, released the first mass-marketed commercial Zoomspace in 2002-3 on the Sony CLIÉ PDA handheld, with Ken Miura of Sony In 2006, Hillcrest Labs introduced the HoME television navigation system, the first graphical, zooming interface for television. In 2007, Microsoft's Live Labs has released a zooming UI for web browsing called Microsoft Live Labs Deepfish for the Windows Mobile 5 platform. ZUI projects Eagle Mode’s file manager displaying plain text source code directories