Monday, July 2, 2012

Google Search by Image now gets Knowledge Graph

Searching for the Taj using Google's search by Image

We wrote about Google's Knowledge Graph and how it supercharges searching on Google. Basically what happens is then when you search for a particular subject, you get the traditional results that we are all used to and in addition the left hand panel will contain more information on the subject. So if you search for the 'Taj Mahal', you get relevant search results and in addition on the right hand side a brief from Wikipedia about the Taj and relevant news articles and links that will help you narrow down you search. This has been very useful.

Google's Search by image has now received knowledge graph. So if you are wondering around on your travels and you find something interesting. Maybe a painting, a particular kind of rock, a plant or tree you have never seen before. You can take a photo of it and use Google's search by image and find the best matching images. In addition, with knowledge graph, relevant information is now displayed beside you images. This algorithm is quiet complex and powerful, so even if you don't think it's going to work, Google might surprise you. All you need to do is to upload the image; Google will try to find the best matching images along with information about the image. So if you're researching something you might be presently surprised. To illustrate it and create a pic as an example we used a famous photo of the Tag and from the image you can see the results. So if all you have is an image to start your research this will most definitively help you. 

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