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Old 12-27-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default Picture recognition search engine?

I keep looking for the gag line, but this appears to be legit.

http://www.polarrose.com/
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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I keep looking for the gag line, but this appears to be legit.

http://www.polarrose.com/
Why not? There are already digital cameras that detect faces in an image (in order to determine where to focus); and there are applications that can search your photos by similarity (like photools IMatch which I now use to catalog my photos and other images).

So the kind of image-processing algorithms needed for an application like this already exist - it's the new combination of such algorithms that creates an interesting new functionality here. (Not that they are using the exact same algorithms, of course, I'm referring to the type of image processing - but I'm sure there is literature about such things.)

   
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Pity they do only people - recognizing things like buildings or mountains would be good to have, too.

   
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I thought tests were run on face recognition devices and they usually didn't work.
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Yes, that would be great for doing research.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:29 AM   #6
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Why not -- sounds like commercialization of the facial recognition algorithms (spatial feature positioning) used at the airport?
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I thought tests were run on face recognition devices and they usually didn't work.
If I understand correctly a lot will depend on user feedback to refine and extend the recognition.

Which in itself is a great idea.

   
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If I understand correctly a lot will depend on user feedback to refine and extend the recognition.
Which in itself is a great idea.
I agree - so I've signed up for the beta program.

   
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Pity they do only people - recognizing things like buildings or mountains would be good to have, too.
Would be nice for searching out improperly "appropriated" images and logos.

   
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Would be nice for searching out improperly "appropriated" images and logos.
Ah, yes, that would be another useful application of this technology!

   
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