UAM ImageTool is a state-of-the-art environment for annotation of
Version 2.0 now available! (10 october, 2010)
Powerful Annotation Tool
- Annotation of multiple images using the same annotation
schemes, of your design.
- Annotation of each image at multiple levels (e.g., whole image,
people, text elements).
- Searching for instances across levels, e.g., slogan
in tobacco-advert, or beach-scene containing laura.
- Comparative statistics across subsets, e.g., contrasting
mouth postures (smile, grim, etc.) across cultures, image types or genders.
- All annotation is in stored in XML files, meaning that
your annotations can more easily be shared with other applications.
- We use "stand-off" XML: the annotation files do not
contain the image, just pointers to the image. This allows for multiple
overlapping analyses of the same image, not so easy in standard XML.
Easy to Use
UAM CorpusTool has been crafted to make the image annotation
The Project Window is where you manage each project.
It is used to add or remove layers from your study, to add or remove
images to the corpus, and also to open each image for annotation
at whatever layer.
Creating the annotation scheme is simple with the
graphical scheme editor, allowing
cross-classification as well as sub-specification of features. Any
change in the scheme (e.g., deleting or renaming a feature)
automatically updates all the annotation files in the project.
Annotating image segments is as easy as swiping a section of an image (click
down and drag to end of section) and then indicating the features that
are appropiate for that selection.
Searching your corpus is via the Corpus Search
interface. Complex queries are possible, using features
at different annotation levels (below we show eyes in
female-face in cosmetic-advertisement).
You can also search
for segments CONTAINING another segment type.
UAM CorpusTool supports a range of statistical analyses of your corpus,
revealing patterns that the eye might miss. For instance, in the small
study below we examine how people smile more in different advertisement genres.
Getting UAM ImageTool
UAM ImageTool runs under Windows and MacOSX, and is available
free from this