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Subject:

Computerised aesthetic assessment

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Terence Love <[log in to unmask]>

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Terence Love <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 14 May 2009 16:55:48 +0800

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 May be of interest  to Art and Design design researchers.

From  ACM TechNews today

Online System Rates Images by Aesthetic Quality
Penn State Live (05/05/09) Spinelle, Jenna; Messer, Andrea 

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) has launched the Aesthetic Quality
Inference Engine (ACQUINE), an online system for determining the aesthetic
quality of an image. The online photo-rating system helps establish the
foundation for determining how people will react emotionally to a visual
image. ACQUINE delivers ratings--from zero to 100--within seconds, based on
visual aspects such as color saturation, color distribution, and photo
composition. PSU researchers hope to improve upon the system's current
performance level of more than 80 percent consistency between human and
computer ratings. "Furthermore, aesthetics represents just one dimension of
human emotion," says PSU professor James Z. Wang. "Future systems will
perhaps strive to capture other emotions that pictures arouse in people."
Wang says that linking cameras to ACQUINE could potentially enable a
photographer to instantly see how the public might perceive a photo.

http://live.psu.edu/story/39575#

Best wishes,
Terry
____________________

Dr. Terence Love, FRDS, AMIMechE, PMACM

Director Design-focused Research Group, Design Out Crime Research Group
Researcher, Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute
Associate,  Planning and Transport Research Centre
Curtin University, PO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845
Mob: 0434 975 848, Fax +61(0)8 9305 7629, [log in to unmask] 
Visiting Professor, Member of Scientific Council 
UNIDCOM/ IADE, Lisbon, Portugal
Honorary Fellow, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
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