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Evaluating the visibility of presentation slides
Author(s): Genki Sugawara; Nobuyuki Umezu
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Paper Abstract

Presentations using slide software such as PowerPoint are widely performed in offices and schools. The improvement of presentation skills among ordinary people is required because these days such an opportunity of giving presentation is becoming so common. One of the key factors for making successful presentation is the visibility of the slides, as well as the contents themselves. We propose an algorithm to numerically evaluate the visibility of presentation slides. Our method receives a presentation as a set of images and eliminates the background from the slides to extract characters and figures. This algorithm then evaluates the visibility according to the number and size of characters, their colors, and figure layouts. The slide evaluation criteria are based on the series of experiments with 20 participants to parameterize typical values for visual elements in slides. The algorithm is implemented on an iMac and takes 0.5 sec. to evaluate a slide image. The evaluation score is given as a value between 0 and 100 and the users can improve their slide pages with lower scores. Our future work includes a series of experiments with various presentations and extending our method to publish as a web-based rating service for learning presentation skills.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10338, Thirteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision 2017, 1033812 (14 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266921
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Genki Sugawara, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
Nobuyuki Umezu, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10338:
Thirteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision 2017
Hajime Nagahara; Kazunori Umeda; Atsushi Yamashita, Editor(s)

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