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Google goggles

  1. 1. Google Goggles
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. </li></ul><ul><li>It's ideal for things that aren't easy to describe in words. </li></ul><ul><li>There's no need to type or speak your query - all you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and wait for your search results. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Google goggles works well on <ul><li>books & DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>logos </li></ul><ul><li>contact info </li></ul><ul><li>artwork </li></ul><ul><li>businesses </li></ul><ul><li>products </li></ul><ul><li>barcodes </li></ul><ul><li>text </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Currently, it's not so good when taking pictures of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>furniture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apparel. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Technology used <ul><li>Back end coding using C++ </li></ul><ul><li>Front end coding using Java . </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Applications – Logo </li></ul><ul><li>Uses the OCR technique to read the logo and does a Google search using the result </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Today Goggles can read English, French, Italian, German and Spanish  </li></ul><ul><li>Working on reading non Latin languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses OCR and stemming techniques . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications – Text </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Applications – Landmarks & Places </li></ul><ul><li>Another interesting application is looking at local businesses through the camera. Google goggles will automatically display the name of each location using the phone’s built in GPS and compass and provide further information. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =hrE7yVJaA08&feature= player_embedded </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Applications - Artwork </li></ul>
  10. 10. Applications – Books & Drinks
  11. 11. <ul><li>Applications – Contact info </li></ul><ul><li>The software is also linked to other mobile applications, so that once a photo of a business card is snapped, the card owner’s contact info will be added to the phone’s address book. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Useful Links <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Hhgfz0zPmH4 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl =en&answer=166331 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/10118/google-goggles.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/05/translate-real-world-with-google.html </li></ul>

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