Research:Image recognition of painting subject matter

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Identify the subject matter of paintings, including details such as recognizable elements and features

Sample images are in commons:Category:Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and here:


create metadata for what paintings depict; add this to Wikidata "depicts"statements (d:Property:P180) and integrate output into "structured data on Commons", in addition to producing a standalone dataset


Late August 2019
Students select research projects from an available pool
Late September 2019
Proposal presentation
May 2020
Project ends


Data management in Wikimedia projects
Metropolitan Museum of Art digital media
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