SOUSA v2.0: Automatically generating secure and searchable data collection studies Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2009 by Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School. SOUSA is a Sketch-based Online User Study Application developed to aid in the creation of a universal, standardized set of sketch data. This paper describes a secure and searchable interface created for SOUSA (SOUSA v2.0) to make sketch data collection more efficient and practical for researchers and more accessible to a general audience. The expected contribution of our work will be an increase in participation of researchers and practitioners in the field of sketch recognition; thus developing a large, robust repository of sketch data. A motivating factor behind our work is to allow sketch recognition researchers to focus on higher-level tasks, rather than data collection. Features of our interface include a standardized collection mechanism and set of sketch data which will allow new sketch recognition algorithms to be more easily compared with existing models. Our new interface will allow researchers to download and search their own, as well as other publically available, data gathered from collection and verification studies. This new interface will be hosted by the Sketch Recognition Laboratory at Texas A&M University, providing researchers a single, unified solution for sketch data collection and management.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings: DMS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

author list (cited authors)

  • Kaster, B. L., Jacobson, E. R., Moreira, W., Paulson, B., & Hammond, T. A.

complete list of authors

  • Kaster, BL||Jacobson, ER||Moreira, W||Paulson, B||Hammond, TA

publication date

  • January 2009