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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Biologically Inspired Visual Search

And more about visual search.  I worked on several projects in this area, and it is a difficult problem, though there have been advances in recent years.
" ... The technology, developed by Cortexica, a startup spun out of research conducted at Imperial College London, has already been used to create a wine comparison app called WINEfindr. Last week, the company launched an application-programming interface (API) for the technology, which will allow others to build similar apps. "It's a bit like the bar-code scanning apps that link a physical object in the real world to online content," says Anil Bharath, a researcher at Imperial and cofounder of Cortexica. "But rather than having to create a QR code, it recognizes the object itself," he says ... "

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