A tool for authoring unambiguous links from printed content to digital media Conference Paper uri icon


  • Embedded Media Markers (EMMs) are nearly transparent icons printed on paper documents that link to associated digital media. By using the document content for retrieval, EMMs are less visually intrusive than barcodes and other glyphs while still providing an indication for the presence of links. An initial implementation demonstrated good overall performance but exposed difficulties in guaranteeing the creation of unambiguous EMMs. We developed an EMM authoring tool that supports the interactive authoring of EMMs via visualizations that show the user which areas on a page may cause recognition errors and automatic feedback that moves the authored EMM away from those areas. The authoring tool and the techniques it relies on have been applied to corpora with different visual characteristics to explore the generality of our approach. Copyright 2011 ACM.

name of conference

  • Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Multimedia

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Multimedia

author list (cited authors)

  • Girgensohn, A., Shipman, F., Wilcox, L., Liu, Q., Liao, C., & Oneda, Y.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Girgensohn, Andreas||Shipman, Frank||Wilcox, Lynn||Liu, Qiong||Liao, Chunyuan||Oneda, Yuichi

publication date

  • January 2011