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! 😀

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

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

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