March 23, 2001, 12:00 AM

New search and shop engine uses photos, not text

Technology searches databases for images, eliminating words from the process.

Technology developer Ereo Inc. is rolling out its new image-based search engine technology on the web site of Minden Pictures, a b2b provider of outdoor stock photography. Westminster, Colo.-based Ereo’s proprietary “More Like This” technology lets users find other images similar to a depicted image with the click of a button. Users find what they want with an ASP model search tool that analyzes content, texture, shape and color.

The technology eliminates text searches almost entirely from the process by searching databases for image content rather than text-based descriptive criteria. “Previously, text description-based searching made the task of finding a particular photo difficult at best,” says Michael Shehan, Ereo CEO. “Our technology helps companies like Minden Pictures provides their customers with the ability to search the site quickly and efficiently using images instead of words.”

The technology is potentially applicable to retail sites offering other types of products including clothing and furniture.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

From IR Blogs

FPO

Will Devlin / E-Commerce

Three simple steps to reducing shopping cart abandonment

Payment options, a shopping cart that holds a customer’s items while she ponders the purchase ...

FPO

Adrien Henni / E-Commerce

eBay and Russian Post accelerate cross-border deliveriies

EBay and Russian Post have signed a memorandum of cooperation aimed at reducing the time ...

Advertisement