Riya -- a Recognition System for Photographs

Curran, Kevin
February 2007
Multimedia Information & Technology;Feb2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p23
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the development of Riya, a visual search engine that looks for images. Its software can search for similar faces and objects among several images across the Web site. In searching, the results are refined using attributes like color, shape and texture. Riya also has a personal search service involving face and text recognition on photographs. Recommended number of photographs to upload is 500 or more. However, some are worried about the privacy issues in allowing face recognition to be used. This is because Riya does not have imposed rules that restrict access to photographs.


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