[APG Public List] photo recognition

Carolyn Earle Billingsley cebillingsley at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 20 11:53:53 MDT 2009


Google's Picasa has had this for years.

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Carolyn Earle Billingsley, Ph.D.

On Sep 20, 2009, at 11:25 AM, "LBoswell" <laboswell at rogers.com> wrote:

> I see Facebook has added a photo recognition application that  
> supposedly will find 'untagged' photos of individuals on facebook by  
> using a known photograph.  I know this raises all kinds of privacy  
> (and other) issues, but that's not what interests me here.
>
> As photo recognition software begins to reach the public domain  
> (maybe there are versions available besides the above), would it not  
> be a useful tool to compare and find individuals in old photographs  
> (where you already have at least one identified photo of a  
> person)?   Would be great to have access to something like that.  I  
> have dozens of old photos where there is nothing written as to  
> identities, and in some I think I can identify particular people,  
> but having this software at least as a rough guide would be  
> helpful.  Some of these old photographs have very high quality images.
>
> Anyone with comments or knowledge of the state of things in this area?
>
> Larry
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