Google Image Labeler.

Monday, May 11th, 2009 by Giuseppe Piersantelli

While searching some pictures on Google, I came across this new beta application developed by the Mountain View guys.

According to the site,

Google Image Labeler, is a feature of Google Search that allows you to label images and help improve the quality of Google’s image search results.

The idea is simple but interesting. Probably sometimes you feel frustrated by getting unrelevant results when searching pictures on Google Images. You need a picture of Paris, and you get Paris Hilton’s portrait, for instance. Google Image Labeler works like that:

You’ll be randomly paired with a partner who’s online and using the feature. Over a two-minute period, you and your partner will:

  • View the same set of images.
  • Provide as many labels as possible to describe each image you see.
  • Receive points when your label matches your partner’s label. The number of points will depend on how specific your label is.
  • See more images until time runs out.

After time expires, you can explore the images you’ve seen and the websites where those images were found. And we’ll show you the points you’ve earned throughout the session.


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