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This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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November 20, 2006

Visual Search Plus

New E-Commerce Search Engine Ditches the Text, November 10, 2006 7:55AM

Like.com uses face recognition technology; it looks inside a photo and creates a digital signature that describes the photo's content and enables a more accurate search for similar looking items.

Now you can search images... i.e., information visualzation re-vitalized by a Web 2.0's team of Indian Guru: Munjal Shah @ Like.com [PS. riya -- Arabic word for hypocrisy, or ostentation or show-off in a egoistic sense; the following is not that riya, rather this is all-ado-about best practices]

What others say:
"AI is also being used at Riya to find photos by matching on characteristics - density, patterns, colours" says Gwen

"Like.com is from the creators of Riya.com,which in short, is a photo sharing storage system with some smart AI(artificail intelligence). You dump in a thousand plus images in, tag a few, and riya starts to recognize images of people, puts them in groups, and automatically tags them over time. Riya recognizes colors, images, text, faces, and much more. The more people that do this and share their images, the better. Imagine seeing all those pictures of yourself from other peoples cameras during those holiday vacations you walked into!" continue reading @ designverb

More in the news:
  • Star Search: Shopping Site Uses Visuals ECommerce-Guide, United States - 15 Nov 2006
  • Click it & Ship it Window shop celebrity styles on Like.com Lowell Sun, MA - 14 Nov 2006
  • Google vs. Guruji.com - A Desi Perspective on Search Engines Desicritics.org, India - 12 Nov 2006

    My previous post:
  • visualization - ebscohost’s cool new integration of grokker
  • information visualization at eurekster, a swicki search engine
  • wheels for google, google on wheels
  • surf maps: visualising web browsing
  • dontclick.it - web usability visualized
  • Searching Is Polarized; Will The Five Laws Get a New Revised Version: Every Search Engine Its Searcher

    Technocrati Tags:
    Visual search
    index images

    Anonymous said...

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    steven edward streight said...

    Have not been here in a while. Your blog is looking very nice and interesting. This sounds like a typical spam comment, but it's not...it's your old pal Vaspers the Grate.

    Good to see you're still at it. I will probably link to your blog and a company blog, a new job I just started.

    You might want to get rid of word verification and just stick to moderating comments w/email notification of comments in moderation.

    A CEO blogger, Jim Estill, suggested that to me, and I agreed and did it.

    Makes it much easier for readers to comment, but still protects them from malicious or con artist spam comments.


    CoStick said...


    The screenshot you use to illustrate Like.com actually refers to Kartoo. Besides, the term "visual search" also means searching by contextual tags. Quintura
    is another good example.