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mak [PersonRank 5]

Sunday, September 24, 2006
12 years ago4,365 views

Impressive!

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

You say its a mix of Sets and Image search – is the programming actually based around what Google have done? (Kind of like through APIs)

I have yet to try it out, but its looking promising.

Lyononline [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Awesome!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Absolutely Mambo, the script is first screenscraping Google Sets, and then it's screenscraping Google Images (once per term found in the set, which is why this takes some seconds). If anyone is interested in the (small PHP5) script let me know...

Veky [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

query [opera] gives an interesting SERP. First, there are no musical forms associated – only browsers. And second, it's interesting to see which ones are depicted by something about that browser (e.g. KMeleon), and which ones are depicted by something else with the same name (e.g. lynx:).

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<query [opera] gives an interesting SERP>>
Love what it comes up with for the picture for Internet Explorer on this search!
Not quite sure what it's doing when you search for Firefox though

Lyononline [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Philipp, just an idea...do you think this script could work with Google Videos?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Awesome.

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It is very clever, I like it.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Great fun, but often quite weird.

A search for "Eiffel" (a programming language) gives a good range of other programming languages, but the images are often unrelated to programming: an attractive woman for "Ada", a bomber about to crash for "C", etc.

Actually, maybe the image is appropriate for "C" after all!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> do you think this script could work with Google Videos?

There you go:
blogoscoped.com/related/video/

Lyononline [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

> If anyone is interested in the (small PHP5) script let me know...

Philipp, I am very interested to test the script for my french website. Do you think you could send it to me? Thank you.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

OK, here's the source:
blogoscoped.com/related/source ...

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Philipp i would really like it if the pic of the first word(s) (the query, the set itself i mean) is being shown in pictures, too..
would be useful for saving the page or similar..
gr8 concept btw..

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That is a brilliant script. I love it. Is there a page with all the Blogoscoped Blog bonus items on?

Like this, and letters etc.

[Spelling – Sam]

Lyononline [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Fabulous! Thanks very much Philipp for the script! Please let me know of you want to see the temporary result on my website.

See ya.

Lyononline

RC [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Really cool stuff.

alek [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

FYI: Superman returns an image that is NSFW (Supergirl wearing not too much ...)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Is there a page with all the Blogoscoped Blog bonus items on?

This one is a start, but this stuff tends to get outdated quickly due to changes to external pages (when screenscraping) or my host's scripting and security framework (for example, a change in my server's handling of loading external URLs broke dozens of scripts once):
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-0 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Alek, I added "potentially NSFW" to the list as a warning...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Update: Changed the script a bit for better namespace (a class wrapper).

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A lot of those tools I had missed, thanks for that link.

BTW, on the video page, it says in the footer "Google Images".

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I wonder if Google will "buy" you, Phillip? :) I bet they're scared that your service will take off.

Has anyone made a Digg article yet?

Phil Bradley [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Hmmm... this may just be a little bit too clever.. a search for 'Tony Blair' returns as one hit a book cover of something called 'An unnatural wife'.

Tim [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Sounds like FlickrStorm (zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/) to me.

Tom Baxter [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Outstanding! This would make a really good tool for people learning English. If you put in the name of an object which is obviously part of a set, such as 'saucer', it shows pictures of :-

Dinner Plate
Cup
Salad Plate
Soup/Cereal Bowl
Mug
Coffee Mug
Salad/Dessert Plate
Soup or Pasta Bowl
Bread And Butter Plate
Soup/Cereal Bowl
Platter

Seeing them as pictures, together with their English names would really help with learning vocab. I just wish there was a version for learning Spanish.

Ian McDonald [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

What a great gizmo. I spent ages on it last night.

Have you thought about making the words under each picture a hyperlink to submit another query? That way people could browse all over the place from dog to cat to lion to africa, etc.

It turns up some pretty amusing stuff too. A search for 'Realtor' (noted for taking your money and doing not very much) turned up a picture of 'An imperforate or incomplete anus' . Tee Hee.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Some interesting suggestios here. I'll keep thinking about how to optimize the tool.

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