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Inferno [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, May 26, 2007
10 years ago13,658 views

Look what I found in Google Translation program. This came in yesterday because I had finished the translation of the main site completely but it became 99% again and 5 translation message including this one came in :

Showing only news-related images (BEGIN_LINKshow all imagesEND_LINK)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Probably related to this: googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

Is it just me or is the faces thing a direct rip-off of exaleads "content" image search. Of which faces was the first category. Also someone recently asked how if Google let old images in even if they are relevant and if they should. maybe the "news" one will let in the new images or maybe there will be a new category for time or maybe the timeline thing.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Nice... So many power in one search engine.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

This is a pure copy of Exalead, a French search engine which launch that same feature April 23rd...
Read more on their blog, in English: blog.exalead.com/2007/04/exale ...

FofR [PersonRank 2]

10 years ago #

I'm enjoying searching for random things with the face command enabled, e.g. tomato:
images.google.com/images?svnum ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Just enter [ass] ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The following image may be NotSafeForWork and the Yahoo links definately are. Proceed with caution

Searching for TOMHTML's suggestion with the &imgtype=faces on Google gave me this

myspaceantics.com/images/funny/ass-no_head.jpg

plus a load of pr0n.

On exalead it gave me this finer

www.madradhair.com/profiles/pics/Bad_ass_Blonde-1.jpg

plus a load on non sex related faces.

SafeSearch off on bith for equality. So if you want pr0n use Google, or if you want sex related images for any query use yahoo. eg images.search.yahoo.com/search ... and images.search.yahoo.com/search ...
If you have kids who want pr0n tell them to use exalead coz it dosen't give much out.

[URLs unlinked – Tony]

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[moved]

You can not add the '&imgtype=' DIRECTLY after the search string to refine your image results to Faces or News related images....

Try it....see the differences in the images!

Perhaps there are new ones coming out – can anyone find any others
___________________________________________

images.google.com/images?q=mis ...

images.google.com/images?q=mis ...

images.google.com/images?q=mis ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[moved]

Yep, it's working!
I did some tests with the types draw/drawing, map/maps, blog/blogs; but they didn't worked. There must be more to be discovered!

Nikko [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Actually if you really want pr0n I suggest you give a second chance to Exalead : go to "preferences" and set the "Adult content filtering" option to "Disabled" and save.
Then chose image search and append [adult:] at the beginning of your queries like this [adult:job]. Try it versus [job] ...

Piotr Zgodzinski [PersonRank 4]

10 years ago #

It was really interesting to experiment on my own photos, because I know them all, so I could draw some conclusions.

Google says it has "about 772" of my photos indexed:
images.google.com/images?svnum ...

50 of them are "faces"
images.google.com/images?svnum ...

It's interesting to see, that faces are recognized in the multiple photos placed together in one file (photo-compositions) like here


tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:C ...



and sometimes even half-faces are recognized


tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:W ...



and sometimes not


tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:3 ...


not recognized as face, although for the human eye, it is clearly face

there were many unrecognized faces, like these:


tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:b ...



(although the thumbnail for this 2-photo-composition is recognized as face


tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:a ...

)

there were no false positives, the only one exception being this sculpture


tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:8 ...



although a face, but made of stone ;) (ok, I know, must look like human to the googlebot)

MJ Rich [PersonRank 6]

10 years ago #

I love the face feature, it's pretty well done.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Combining the "site" operator with the face search as Piotr does is very interesting. Here's a Flickr search trying to find only Creative Commons licensed photos:

images.google.com/images?svnum ...

Lazyweb idea: grab the first 1,000 ones in good resolution and create FlickrFaces.com, a "Pretty or Not" application (for sorting & ranking, users can vote for beauty on a scale of 1-10, and every once in a while are asked to tell if they're seeing a male/ female, kids /adult face).

Restricting the face search to this site shows that cartoons are indexed as well, as long as they're human-like cartoons, like this one:


blogoscoped.com/files/matt-cut ...



This one on CoverBrowser.com works too:


coverbrowser.com/image/love-ro ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Is there any reason to believe that Google is doing an artificial-intelligence analysis of these photos? Surely the underlying technology is Google Image Labeler?

Piotr, do you have permissions enabled for Google Image Labeler in your Google Webmaster Tools?

Either way, it's very impressive.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Roger, it seems to work for every site I tried so far (using the "site:" operator along with the "imgtype=face" parameter), isn't the Labeler Game restricted to images from webmasters who agreed to the game via their webmaster tools? Not sure...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> Surely the underlying technology is Google Image Labeler?

Hmm, without SafeSearch enabled, sometimes adult images turn up when using the imgtype=face parameter... adult content is not part of the Image Labeler game though is it?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

This is clearly a face detection technology because the results are very good. It's hard to rely on the labels to find images that include faces.

I think the image labeling progresses very fast lately (due to aggressive promotion), so we could see the new image search engine later this year.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Hope no one Googles my username hoping to find a photo of me, none of these are me :-D
images.google.com/images?& ...

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

BTW, this is now on the Digg front page.

Alexei Yavlinsky [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Hi, we have now been working for a while on a prototype, proof-of-concept image search engine called Behold that combines visual concept analysis with traditional text search.

beholdsearch.com

It currently indexes over 1 million images from university websites (obviously much smaller scale than Google). So far it handles 57 visual concepts which can be helpful when extracted html metadata is poor. It can do what this article says, i.e. restrict search results obtained through traditional search by the probability of the image containing a particular visual concept. This feature is available here for you to try:

go.beholdsearch.com/searchc.js ...

More about this feature on this blog post:

beholdsearch.blogspot.com/2006 ...

Piotr Zgodzinski [PersonRank 4]

10 years ago #

Roger, my Google Webmaster Tools/Enhanced Image Search status says:

"You have opted-in to enhanced image search. To opt-out, simply clear the checkbox and click OK."

I don't remember when I signed up for this feature, but it must have been a year or more ago I think.

Deptaro Deptaro [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

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franz enzenhofer [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

well, i put the google faceseach into a nice and simple interface and made it a litte bit more usefull for people who doesn't want to rewrite the URLs the whole time

presseblog.at/facesearch/
pic:


presseblog.at/informationcommu ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

A greasemonkey script which adds the search type is available here userscripts.org/scripts/show/9 ...


farm2.static.flickr.com/1232/5 ...

Sebastien Marcel [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Indexing images by faces is a logical step for Google Image and should appear also soon in Picasa, unless automatic face finding is not yet fast enough! As a matter of fact, as all images retrieved by Google have been processed off-line while for indexing my personal photos using Picasa I might need real-time stuff!

Here is another demo of face image indexing (and tagging) using Google Image and a on-the-fly face detection: idiap.ch/googleportrait/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

That one works very well Sebastien.

Sebastien Marcel [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Thanks.

Don't hesitate to send me any feedback, we are still looking for improvements. We plan next to use automatic face recognition using collected data (image + tags), applying the same technology we transfer to Bananasecurity (www.bananasecurity.ch) and to its free biometric lock screen (BananaScreen).

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