An invisible layer of knowledge is progressively growing with the emergence of situated visualizations and reality-based information retrieval systems. In essence, digital content will overlap with real-world entities, eventually providing insights into the surrounding environment and useful information for the user. The implementation of such a vision may appear close, but many subtle details separate us from its fulfillment. This kind of implementation, as the overlap between rendered virtual annotations and the camera’s real-world view, requires different computer vision paradigms for object recognition and tracking which often require high computing power and large-scale datasets of images. Nevertheless, these resources are not always available, and in some specific domains, the lack of an appropriate reference dataset could be disruptive for a considered task. In this particular scenario, we here consider the problem of wine recognition to support an augmented reading of their labels. In fact, images of wine bottle labels may not be available as wineries periodically change their designs, product information regulations may vary, and specific bottles may be rare, making the label recognition process hard or even impossible. In this work, we present augmented wine recognition, an augmented reality system that exploits optical character recognition paradigms to interpret and exploit the text within a wine label, without requiring any reference image. Our experiments show that such a framework can overcome the limitations posed by image retrieval-based systems while exhibiting a comparable performance.

Making paper labels smart for augmented wine recognition / Angeli Alessia; Stacchio Lorenzo; Donatiello Lorenzo; Giacche Alessandro; Marfia Gustavo. - In: THE VISUAL COMPUTER. - ISSN 0178-2789. - ELETTRONICO. - 27 October 2023:(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.1007/s00371-023-03119-y]

Making paper labels smart for augmented wine recognition

Angeli Alessia;Stacchio Lorenzo;Donatiello Lorenzo;Marfia Gustavo
2023

Abstract

An invisible layer of knowledge is progressively growing with the emergence of situated visualizations and reality-based information retrieval systems. In essence, digital content will overlap with real-world entities, eventually providing insights into the surrounding environment and useful information for the user. The implementation of such a vision may appear close, but many subtle details separate us from its fulfillment. This kind of implementation, as the overlap between rendered virtual annotations and the camera’s real-world view, requires different computer vision paradigms for object recognition and tracking which often require high computing power and large-scale datasets of images. Nevertheless, these resources are not always available, and in some specific domains, the lack of an appropriate reference dataset could be disruptive for a considered task. In this particular scenario, we here consider the problem of wine recognition to support an augmented reading of their labels. In fact, images of wine bottle labels may not be available as wineries periodically change their designs, product information regulations may vary, and specific bottles may be rare, making the label recognition process hard or even impossible. In this work, we present augmented wine recognition, an augmented reality system that exploits optical character recognition paradigms to interpret and exploit the text within a wine label, without requiring any reference image. Our experiments show that such a framework can overcome the limitations posed by image retrieval-based systems while exhibiting a comparable performance.
2023
Making paper labels smart for augmented wine recognition / Angeli Alessia; Stacchio Lorenzo; Donatiello Lorenzo; Giacche Alessandro; Marfia Gustavo. - In: THE VISUAL COMPUTER. - ISSN 0178-2789. - ELETTRONICO. - 27 October 2023:(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.1007/s00371-023-03119-y]
Angeli Alessia; Stacchio Lorenzo; Donatiello Lorenzo; Giacche Alessandro; Marfia Gustavo
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