Image Search Considered Hard

These were my results searching for a default avatar for a Tumblr blog. Clearly ‘metadata’ isn’t being used here, just low-level image features… Vermont, OK. But, Minnesota? Come on! 😀


It’s even more apparent that NO ‘metadata’ is being used when Google Maps map tiles make it in the results…


It’s REALLY hard to deliver relevant images similarity results without any context…

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