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Google Similar Images: A Glitch?

April 21st, 2009 · 22 Comments

After my post yesterday about Google’s new image similarity search, a colleague sent me this link: Oops! But, more importantly, it argues strongly that Google isn’t just using image content to perform the similarity search. In fact, I’d assume from this example that text content can easily overwhelm the contribution of visual similarity. Very interesting…

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Google: Find Similar Images

April 20th, 2009 · 20 Comments

I spend a fair amount of time critizing Google for not embracing exploratory search. But today’s launch of a similar images feature is all about exploration, and I’m impressed with what I see. One of the applications is clarification of ambiguous queries. Rather than using cliche examples like jaguar or apple, let’s try some original […]

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Guest Post: Rich Marr, Media As a Search Term

August 5th, 2009 · 10 Comments

The following is a guest post by Rich Marr. Rich is the Director of Engineering at Pixsta, where he’s been working on, a consumer-facing site that enables browsing of fashion products  according to image similarity (much like Modista).  Pixsta is a growing start-up focused on turning our R&D team’s ongoing search and image processing […]

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