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Picollator Loves My Girlish Smile

I tried a beta of the site Picollator, which I first encountered at, I believe, a Digital Hollywood conference last year (I’ll be speaking at their May event too; let me know if you’re going). Their CD with the software is still sitting on my desk – I’ve been meaning to check it out one of these days – but they have a new free web-based version. This looks like it’s meant to be the people’s version of My Heritage, where you upload a photos of yourself and find celebrity lookalikes. This is meant to go far beyond that; we’ll see…

Here’s what Picollator came up with for me. Let me know if you have better results.

As an aside, this reminds me of a story I heard about My Heritage where someone tried to make all sorts of different faces and angle their head in the right way to trigger celebrity matches and was able to do it pretty successfully.


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    March 24, 2008

    Hello David! It was nice to talk to you at Digital Hollywood indeed. We are not going to participate in May, but still working and looking for more things. About your comment: picollator.com totally differs from myheritage. Picollator is a web search engine which is able to locate photos over the Internet. So if you upload a photp with any number of people, the search engine attempts to find anything resembling to your request in its index, like any other search engine does. It works in a manner of google, yahoo, etc, but using images themselves rather than textual descriptions. Myheritage is another kind of service just to compare you to celebrities, like another one http://www.play-analogia.com.
    So picollator.com works with any picture in the internet and your pictures rather than just uses manually prepared database. It is growing and attempting to scan more and more. However because many photos in the Internet contain celebrities, we could expect that in many cases you will see them in results. Practically picollator is the innovative way of finding info using multimedia requests.
    I will be glad to talk to you if you have any questions on that approach. Regards, Alexander Yudashkin, Recogmission’s CEO

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    June 11, 2008

    Hi David! You might be interested in watching our video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfVgH56TRkI about how Picollator recognized the drawing and found the real photo.


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