Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Automated recognition of online images

An interesting news item about technology and image recognition.

An extract from the article:

"We're trying to find very short codes for images," says Torralba, "so that if two images have a similar sequence [of numbers], they are probably similar--composed of roughly the same object, in roughly the same configuration." If one image has been identified with a caption or title, then other images that match its numerical code would likely show the same object (such as a car, tree, or person) and so the name associated with one picture can be transferred to the others.

Link to full article: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/csail-tt0521.html

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