The PhotoSlap Game: Play to Annotate

Tsung-Hsiang Chang, Chien-Ju Ho, Jane Yung-jen Hsu

This paper presents PhotoSlap, an intelligent system for semanticannotation of photos. The system contains a semi-automatic facedetector, a bulk annotation tool, and a multi-player online game,PhotoSlap. By exploring the design principles of gameplay andapplying game theoretic analysis, PhotoSlap is designed as a funand productive game, which adapts itself to different players toproduce the desired output. Experiments involving four focusgroups showed the game to be fun and effective in annotatingpeople metadata for personal photo collections.

Subjects: 1.8 Game Playing; 6.2 Multimedia

Submitted: Apr 25, 2007

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