Google Goggles Lets Users Search for Objects Using Images

Posted December 7, 2009 at 3:24pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5005 views

Google Goggles lets users search for objects using images rather than words. Simply take a picture with your phone's camera and Google will return relevant search results.

Currently Goggles identifies landmarks, works of art, and products (among other things).

How it Works:
* We first send the user's image to Google's datacenters
* We then create signatures of objects in the image using computer vision algorithms
* We then compare signatures against all other known items in our image recognition databases; and
* We then figure out how many matches exist; and
* We then return one or more search results, based on available meta data and ranking signals; and
* We do all of this in just a few seconds

This technology is still in its infancy so Goggles is still labeled a labs project. It is however available to download from the Android Market.

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