It’s been a few months now since I posted to this space. Most of my blogging focus in the meantime has been on the new Adobe Content Corner blog. Check it out if you haven’t already; it is fast becoming a go-to place for updates and discussions related to Adobe user assistance content.
So, what happens to this blog? You’ll see me posting more and more about my professional and research interests here in the future. I’ll also continue posting about Adobe products and more frequently than I’ve been able to this past year. Please stay tuned!
For now, I want to share with you two short videos introducing my upcoming sessions at this year’s STC India Conference. If you plan to attend this conference, I look forward to meeting you in Pune.
Together with my Adobe colleagues Diana Joseph and Frank Jennings, I am co-presenting at the Text Analytics World conference this April in San Francisco. Here is the session abstract:
While designing Web or print publications, there is a typical requirement to place stock art at regular intervals to keep up reader engagement and break the monotony of text. Selecting relevant stock images is time-consuming and often involves collaboration between multiple individuals. There are copyright considerations as well: you cannot simply select any image that you come across. The requirement to maintain attribution for the images in use poses a challenge as well.
This presentation examines the use of natural language processing—particularly named-entity recognition (NER) techniques—in suggesting context-aware, free-to-use, and well-attributed stock images for Web or print content.
In May 2011, I had the opportunity to deliver a session titled Localizing Images: Cultural Aspects and Visual Metaphors at the STC Technical Communication Summit in Sacramento, California. It was a great experience speaking on this topic to a predominantly American audience, since there was cultural exchange happening right from the word Go.
A variation of the session was also accepted on the program for the 2011 STC India Conference. I was looking forward to traveling to Chennai to present the session on December 3. Unfortunately, a middle ear infection played spoilsport and the doctor forbade me from flying for at least a couple of weeks. My colleague, Nandini Gupta, then graciously agreed to present the session on my behalf.
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