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2006-09-20

Label it all!

I have no idea how long this have been around but Google has an image labeler. It's interesting because it allows you to just label pictures for Google. They just give you a picture and you're supposed to give as many labels as possible. Since you're teamed up with someone else, the first label that match theirs is recorded and another pictures is given for you two to label. The fun part is that there's a score board. You have 1 minute to match as many pictures with labels.

Google definitely found a way to use smarter pigeons or monkeys ;-) and the results surely are better than AI... at least for now.

Unfortunately, I don't think this data is available to the public. What are people waiting to start an open project with similar goals?

3 Comments:

At 20/9/06 7:01 PM , Blogger Kipmaster said...

The Google image labeller has been there for some weeks only, but it comes from esp games ( http://www.espgame.org/ ) which they licensed, so it's not their idea ;-). Esp game has been created about 2 years ago I think.

Then, you can search the images ( http://www.captcha.net/esp-search.html ), but I don't find it better than classical image retrieval by keywords (try images of "lion" for example), so, I was personnally disappointed.

Kip.

PS: my AI works better, I made a very nice algorithm that improves GoogleImageSearch :-)

 
At 21/9/06 12:24 AM , Blogger Denis said...

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At 21/9/06 12:24 AM , Blogger Denis said...

Ah! So your AI works better :D How long are we going to have to wait before it is available (in beta)?

 

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