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ComSem: Digitization and Semantic Annotation of Comic Books

by Joachim Van Herwegen, Ruben Verborgh, and Erik Mannens

The popularity of digital comic books keeps rising, causing an increase in interest from traditional publishers. Digitizing existing comic books can require much work though, since older comic books were made when digital versions were not taken into account. Additions such as digital panel segmentation and semantic annotation, which increase the discoverability and functionality, were only introduced at a later point in time. To this end, we made ComSem: a tool to support publishers in this task by automating certain steps in the process and making others more accessible. In this paper we present our demo and how it can be used to easily detect comic book panels and annotate them with semantic metadata.

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Published in 2017 in Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos.

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@inproceedings{vanherwegen_eswc_demo_2017,
  author = {Van Herwegen, Joachim and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik},
  title = {{ComSem:} Digitization and Semantic Annotation of Comic Books},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos},
  editor = {Blomqvist, Eva and Hose, Katja and Paulheim, Heiko and {\L}awrynowicz, Agnieszka and Ciravegna, Fabio and Hartig, Olaf},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  volume = 10577,
  publisher = {Springer},
  pages = {65--70},
  isbn = {978-3-319-70407-4},
  year = 2017,
  month = may,
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-70407-4_13},
}

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J. Van Herwegen, R. Verborgh, and E. Mannens, “ComSem: Digitization and Semantic Annotation of Comic Books,” in Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos, 2017, vol. 10577, pp. 65–70.
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Joachim Van Herwegen, Ruben Verborgh, and Erik Mannens. 2017. ComSem: Digitization and Semantic Annotation of Comic Books. In Eva Blomqvist, Katja Hose, Heiko Paulheim, Agnieszka Ławrynowicz, Fabio Ciravegna, & Olaf Hartig, eds. Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 65–70.
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Van Herwegen, J., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E.: ComSem: Digitization and Semantic Annotation of Comic Books. In: Blomqvist, E., Hose, K., Paulheim, H., Ławrynowicz, A., Ciravegna, F., and Hartig, O. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos. pp. 65–70. Springer (2017).
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Van Herwegen, J., Verborgh, R., & Mannens, E. (2017). ComSem: Digitization and Semantic Annotation of Comic Books. In E. Blomqvist, K. Hose, H. Paulheim, A. Ławrynowicz, F. Ciravegna, & O. Hartig (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos (Vol. 10577, pp. 65–70). Springer.
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Van Herwegen, Joachim, Ruben Verborgh, and Erik Mannens. “ComSem: Digitization and Semantic Annotation of Comic Books.” Proceedings of the 14th ESWC: Posters and Demos. Ed. Eva Blomqvist et al. Vol. 10577. Springer, 2017. 65–70. Print. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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