Myron Kassaraba's weblog about digital photography on the web

Sunday, July 30, 2006

More Visual Search - Xcavator

From my friends at Future Image is a tip on a new service called Xcavator from San Fransico-based Cognisign.

I highly recommend the Cool Video Intro link and demo with Flickr. What I really like about Xcavator is that rather than trying to rely 100% on computer vision to do fully automatic similarity matching - it takes simple input from the searcher to improve the results. By clicking on regions in the source image you help narrow your results. The Golden Gate Bridge sample/demo is really impressive.

Riya who is now switching to visual search will have to keep a close eye on Cognisign. Riya CEO Munjal Shah goes into quite a bit of detail in the Riya 2.0 Roadmap post about their plans.


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