This collection contains the final projects of the students in in the course Computer Science 4624: Multimedia, Hypertext, and Information Access, taught in Spring, 2012 at Virginia Tech. This course, taught by Professor Ed Fox, is part of the Human-Computer Interaction track, the Knowledge, Information, and Data track, and the Media/Creative Computing track. The curriculum introduces the architectures, concepts, data, hardware, methods, models, software, standards, structures, technologies, and issues involved with: networked multimedia (e.g., image, audio, video) information, access and systems; hypertext and hypermedia; electronic publishing; virtual reality. Coverage includes text processing, search, retrieval, browsing, time-based performance, synchronization, quality of service, video conferencing and authoring.

Recent Submissions

  • CS 4624 Simplysent Final Report 

    Golman, Daniel (2015-05-14)
    SimplySent is an easy way for busy professionals to strengthen their business relationships by sending thoughtful gifts in less time and with less hassle. We connect to various contact managers (salesforce, sugarcrm, ...
  • New Event Detection 

    Cummins, John; Ciambrone, Andrew; Haile, Beakal; Quinn, Liu (2015-05-14)
    The purpose of this system is to be able to automatically detect when a new world event has occurred using RSS feeds of popular world news websites. This will aid social scientists in their analysis of world trends. This ...
  • Tracking FEMA 

    Leskanic, Tyler; Kays, Kevin; Maier, Emily; Cannon, Seth (2015-05-14)
    The finished product is a website visualizing the efforts of disaster response organizations (such as FEMA). The visualizations are driven by a Javascript based library used to display various aspects of a disaster. The ...
  • THATCamp Documentary 

    Cobb, Jack; Ahuja, Harjas; Shapiro, David (2015-05-14)
    For the CS4624 class, our clients wanted to record and document the atmosphere and events of THATCamp VA 2015 that was held at Virginia Tech. We gathered extra footage of the camp events as well as interviews of camp ...
  • Contemplative Practices Interviews 

    Brunner, Kevin; Spillane, Evan (2015-05-14)
    This technical document covers the contemplative practices interview project. This project is a part of the CS 4624 Multimedia, Hypertext, and Information Access capstone course at Virginia Tech. This report aims to ...
  • Tweets Metadata 

    Conley, Chris; Druckenbrod, Alex; Meyer, Karl; Muggleworth, Samuel; Fox, Edward A. (2015-05-07)
    The previous CTRnet and current IDEAL projects have involved collecting large numbers of tweets about different events. Others also collect about events, so it is important to be able to merge tweet collections. We need a ...
  • Grickit Movie Decision Project 

    Long, Michael; Vuong, William (2015-05-14)
    This project focused on Grickit, the Movie Decision Making tool created by William Vuong and Michael Long with the guidance of Dr. Steven D. Sheetz, the client. The final report has three main sections: the user’s manual, ...
  • Seventeen Moments in Soviet History 

    Bhatia, Karan; Edwards, Zak; Layser, Matthew; Moore, Austin (2015-05-14)
    This describes results of the Seventeen Moments in Soviet History semester Capstone project in CS4624 Multimedia, Hypertext, and Information Access course. The majority of the work done with the website focused on shoring ...
  • YMCA at Virginia Tech Multimedia Marketing Advertisements 

    Richards, Ezra; Gyani, Sumeet (2015-05-14)
    This repository contains the deliverables for our efforts on the YMCA at Virginia Tech Multimedia Marketing Advertisements project. This project is for the CS4624 capstone course entitled “Multimedia, Hypertext, and ...
  • 21st Inventory 

    Garner, Elliot; Dean, Brandon; Mason, Brannon (2015-05-14)
    Currently, Network Infrastructure & Services (NI&S) takes inventory of equipment assigned to employees (computers, laptops, tablets, tools) and sends reports of higher value items to the Controller’s Office. All items have ...
  • SearchKat 

    Chittum, Matthew; He, Zinai; Li, Jiarui; Rahman, Tanvir (2015-05-14)
    SearchKat is a searchable database built on Apache Solr. The database was created with the purpose of being able to search Hurricane Katrina narratives that were gathered from survivors. The project was carried out in ...
  • Arabic News Article Summarization 

    Ayoub, Souleiman; Freeman, Julia (2015-05-14)
    This project involves taking Arabic PDF news articles to produce results from our new program that indexes, categorizes, and summarizes them. We fill out a template to summarize news articles with predetermined attributes. ...
  • Text Transformation 

    Thompson, Dustin; Henke, Zach; Cox, Kevin; Fenton, Kevin (2015-05-14)
    The purpose of this project is to assist the VTTI in converting a large citation file into a CSV file for ease of access. It required us to develop an application which can parse through a text file of citations, and ...
  • Lincoln In Our Time: Online Museum Exhibition Website 

    Bissell, Cate; Foster, Grant; Langlotz, Bryce; Krzeski, Kyle (2015-05-14)
    Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies presented a series of programs, including a 2-day symposium of internationally-renowned scholars and a ...
  • News Event Website 

    Crabb, Briana; Aconfora, Joe; Morris, Jeff (2015-05-14)
    This report gives a detailed overview of the archiving services developed by the News Event Detection Website Group in the Virginia Tech Multimedia, Hypertext, and Information Access capstone. Our group developed a framework ...
  • Virginia Center for Civil War Studies website redesign 

    Ellis, Kevin; Suhas, Avadhuta; Sechrist, Ben; Howell, Richard (2015-05-14)
    Rebuilding the digitized sources website for the VCCWS. The website was previously hosted somewhere else, and used third-party services to operate. This project aimed to create a working program running on VT hosting, and ...
  • Giles Animal Rescue Project 

    Yoshida, Junko (2015-05-14)
    Our clients, Christine Link-Owens and Helen Gillespie have asked us to upgrade and modify their website at gilesanimalrescue.org. They have been maintaining a Drupal website with the help of previous Virginia Tech ...
  • Blacksburg to Guatemala Archive 

    Joshi, Arth; Agarwal, Ankit; Crowson, John (2015-05-14)
    The primary objective of the Blacksburg to Guatemala Archive Project is to create a medium for cultural exchange between Christ Church, Blacksburg, and their sister parish in San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala. This project ...
  • TrackPunch 

    Weigert, Jonas (2014-05-12)
    TrackPunch is a music streaming platform that redefines music discovery through social network influence using Big Data from Facebook. The big data indexing and analysis was designed to run in PHP and is capable of running ...
  • Website Redesign Project: Creating Intuitive Content Managment 

    Devin, Henslee; Jackie, Falatko (2014-05-11)
    Our client, Christine Link-Owens, is the president of the non-profit Giles Animal Rescue, which helps homeless, neglected, and abused pets in Giles County. The organization has a Drupal website, www.GilesAnimalRescue.org, ...

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