Abstract—Slide presentations have become a ubiquitous tool
for business and educational purposes. Instead of starting from
scratch, slide composers tend to make new presentation slides by
reusing materials from existing slides. Understanding how slide
elements are copied from one presentation file to another and
how presentation files are related to each other are difficult
tasks. In this paper, it is investigated the management of
multiple presentation files based on reused slide elements.
Techniques are developed to detect textual and visual elements
that have been reused across multiple presentation files.
Interactive visualization methods are proposed to facilitate
understanding the process by which these elements are reused
and the relationship between the files that use them. A system
with a user-friendly interface is designed, based on which
experiments are performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the
Index Terms—Presentation slide management, slide element reuse, slide element visualization.
Jie Zhang, Sheng Hu, Chuan Xiao, and Yoshiharu Ishikawa are with Nagoya University, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Toyohide Watanabe is with Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Jie Zhang, Chuan Xiao, Sheng Hu, Toyohide Watanabe, and Yoshiharu Ishikawa, "Managing Presentation Slides with Reused Elements," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 170-177, 2016.