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Article No. 155 April 16, 2007

Google Image Labeler

Google has launched it’s new Google Image Labeler service, which in fact is not really a service at all. Basically they’re using the community’s power to label every single image in their Google Image Database. The intuitive way in which they set the users in pairs not only provides much more accurate results, but also is kinda fun to play with. After fiddling with it for a while and going through a half dozen images, I think this is probably one of the most efficient uses of community power ever put in effect.

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More information on the research project that led to this http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/

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New??? This is really old news. The Google Image Labeler was launched on September 1, 2006:

http://techcrunch.com/2006/09/01/google-image-labeler

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Bill W.: You are right on the date the Image Labeler was launched, but not until yesterday was it linked on the Google Image Search results page.

It was the first time I saw it promoted officially. None the less, it is a great way to harness the power of the community.

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I remember some service as early as 1999 using a similar technique. Was it Google even then?

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I remember some service as early as 1999 using a similar technique. Was it Google even then?

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Bill W.: You are right on the date the Image Labeler was launched, but not until yesterday was it linked on the Google Image Search results page.

It was the first time I saw it promoted officially. None the less, it is a great way to harness the power of the community.

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New??? This is really old news. The Google Image Labeler was launched on September 1, 2006:

http://techcrunch.com/2006/09/01/google-image-labeler

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More information on the research project that led to this http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/