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I would like to know which one is more correct?

  1. Our automatic analysis in a large number of real photos will be able to help users to...
  2. Our automatic analysis in the large number of real photos will be able to help users to...
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    I would use a different preposition (of) and the indefinite article: Our automatic analysis of a large number of real photos...
    – J.R.
    Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 18:03
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    You can use the if you've previously introduced a large number of real photos, and you are now referring back to that same large number. If not, you need to use an indefinite article. (And, as J.R. says, of.)
    – user230
    Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 19:27
  • Possible duplicate of "the average person" or "an average person"?
    – ColleenV
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 19:12

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It should be

of a/the

The first one would be more appropriate when talking about non-specific number of objects, e.g.:

Our automatic analysis of a large number of real photos .....

The second one would be more appropriate if talking about specific photos. E.g.:

The data displayed here comes from the large number of real photos that we collect.

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