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Searching with a Sketch

October 29th, 2006 · No Comments · feature

   

This looks very cool. I wonder what you could sketch and find? I will have to
play with it a bit.

Architecture, faces, bodies, what? 

retrievr LogoSearching the Internet for anything with a simple sketch is a
technology that is in itís infancy. Actually getting something useful from the
results is difficult if not impossible. The current offerings of searching with
drawings or sketches are suited to searching visual databases and today I found
a site called retrievr.

retrievr uses the Flickr API and is implemented well. It is a search of Flickr from a sketch that you have made in a
small square box. Before I go further I have to say that the quality of tools
that are being developed with the Flickr API are getting better and there are
some people out there creating very useful applications that are very well done.
retrievr is well done in that itís presentation is great and the interface is
easy enough to use.

Source: Search
and Explore Flickr with a Sketch ´ Roosterís Rail

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