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Researchers Teach Computers to Search for Photos Based on Their Contents
October 8, 2008
A pair of Penn State researchers has developed a statistical approach, called Automatic Linguistic Indexing of Pictures in Real-Time (ALIPR), that one day could make it easier to search the Internet for photographs. The public can participate in improving ALIPR's accuracy by visiting the Web site http://www.alipr.com/, uploading photographs and evaluating whether the keywords that ALIPR uses to describe the photographs are appropriate.
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