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Close & Closer: Discover social relationship from photo collections

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4 Author(s)
Peng Wu ; Multimedia Interaction & Understanding Lab., HP Labs., Palo Alto, CA, USA ; Weimin Ding ; Zhidong Mao ; Tretter, D.

ldquoClose & Closerrdquo is a social imaging application that performs analysis on photo collections to reveal closeness of people's relationship and presents the discovered relationship in an interactive manner to prompt photo sharing and people connection. It addresses two challenges with innovative solutions: first, a closeness measurement is proposed based on face detection and clustering result; Secondly, a computing framework is designed and implemented to execute computation extensive jobs, such as face detection and clustering, in a both distributed and parallel manner to assure the application's usability. The application is deployed on Facebook social networking platform. The effectiveness of the closeness measurement and computing framework are validated through the real user experience.

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Multimedia and Expo, 2009. ICME 2009. IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

June 28 2009-July 3 2009