Category Archives: Search

Visual Search for the Visual Web

Source: Read Write Web, Jan 2014, Modern search engines have been developed to identify textual keywords, so the concept of search by image is a major paradigm shift. Even Google relies on adjacent text content in order to identify images (and reverse … Continue reading

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Social Learning and Sharing

Source: Businessweek, Sep 2013 Declara’s technology watches all these interactions. It learns whom people tend to turn to for, say, complex physics questions, and which teachers seem to produce high test scores quarter after quarter. The software can search and … Continue reading

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Serendipity is too important to be left to chance

Source: MIT, May 1996 Intellectual Collectives Through Use of the Remembrance Agent The Remembrance Agent The benefits of the Remembrance Agent (RA) are many. First, the RA provides timely information. If writing a paper, the RA might suggest relevant references. … Continue reading

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Social Shopping

Source: NYTimes, Aug 2013 The Web has yet to duplicate the real-world feel of a mall, where shoppers can pop in and out of multiple stores, easily browsing racks of clothing, display cases of jewelry and shelves of housewares. And … Continue reading

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Pinterest Model

Source: TechCrunch, Jul 2013 Pinterest has five big projects its working on: Building The Interest Graph:  Unlike other social networks, Jenkins says that “Pinterest isn’t fundamentally about connecting people to other people. It’s about connecting people to interests.” For years … Continue reading

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Glasses.com

Source: NYTimes, Jul 2013 GLASSES.COM 3-D VIRTUAL TRY-ON APP Nothing is more design-dependent, fit-dependent or person-dependent than glasses. And few things make a bigger difference to your looks. That’s why most people buy glasses at a store, trying on pair … Continue reading

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Visually Matching Fashion Outfits to their Sources

Source: PSFK, Jun 2013 Users can take pictures of an outfit they like and upload it to the Snap Fashion app, which will trawl through retailer’s inventories to find the closest match.

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