Archv_java is a collection of tools for optimizing and creating Lucene indexes of buckets of visual words (BOVW) of images that have been created using the archv tool (https://bitbucket.org/cstahmer/archv) as well as providing a JSON interface for searching these indexes. The combined toolset is being developed in an effort to provide scalable visual search capability for archives of printed materials. Development of the codebase was initially supported by a Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH.) Continued development is a labor of love and necessity (pending future funding.)

The code is made available under a creative commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC BY-SA 4.0) License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The codebase is currently under heave development and there is presently no user documentation. This is one of the things we hope to provide with future funding. For information of how to implement or contribute, contact Carl Stahmer at cstahmer@ucdavis.edu

Carl G Stahmer Director of Digital Scholarship University of California Davis Library www.carlstahmer.com @CarlS