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Google Swirl
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Author:  recped [ November 30th, 2009, 6:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Google Swirl

Try out the new Google Swirl image search.

There's this branch in computer science and statistics for vision research. Normally, if you ever hear about it in the news it's in the context of spotting terrorists in security tapes or facial recognition checkpoints (you know, like what they have in movies in front of giant steel doors). That is of course not the only application.

Google (and many others) has been playing around with this stuff for a while. Most recently, they released Google Image Swirl in their labs section, which utilizes computer vision to find similar images.

Start with a search for "canoe" and then click along.

I got tipped off to this by a nice site I visit frequently called Flowing Data which is all about the graphical presentation of data.

Author:  Erhard [ December 1st, 2009, 9:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Google Swirl

Interesting stuff - an exploration in how to deal with searches for images and the results. I discovered one of my images on one of the result pages ... 0paine#383

(lifted with permission from my page at but not credited :roll:
If you look up close, you can see the black specks from the film being chewed up by the film advance mechanism. The camera stopped working a few days later...)

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