Have Europeans made the Google killer?
"The only thing that can kill Google is Google itself," someone once said. That remains true when it comes to marketing of their product. When it comes to efficiency of the search engine however there might be a "Google killer" out there already. European researchers from the MESH project now have created a integrated semantic search platform which could threaten Google's technologies.
The MESH integrated project received funding from the ICT strand of the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme for research.
“The annotation system is capable of identifying the general scene setting, such as whether a video is a studio shot or a shot recorded on location. With adequate training, it can also detect (within some error margins) the general topic of the video, such as a scene about an earthquake or a flood. It can also find a number of salient objects within the scene, such as persons or fire, but cannot yet identify consistently objects with great variations in shape or aspect.”
The search engine can not really be used by 'normal people' at the moment because of the quantity of data it delivers. To make it usable for non-technical people they created a manual annotation tool.
So is this the Google killer? Probably not, but it is a peek in the future of search.
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