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Creating a reverse image search platform

  1. Jun 28, 2011 #1
    Hi all,

    Was told by an engineer at a tech startup to inquire here for anyone interested in discussing/solving/working on this problem.

    Basically, I am looking to crawl and index all images on a certain part of the web (yet undefined which part) and to be able to run a reverse image search on all of those images. There are a number of technologies to run the reverse image search that exist, but thus far they are rather expensive to license and imperfect for my needs.

    I am told by my engineer friend that an MIT student (his intern) wrote such a program to perform this reverse image search (not exact match, as it would have to account for cropping, toning, etc.) in two weeks. Is anyone interested in giving the development of such a piece of software some thought/discussion/actually doing it?

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