FAQ

General

What would I use visual search for?
Generally speaking, you search for pictures using words, a process that employs text-based search algorithms. They are useful in many ways, but can operate only with images that are accompanied by text metadata. Hence, there are some tasks they cannot accomplish: for example, searching through a base of untagged images (without any text descriptions). That is where Kuznech comes in. To learn more, request a White Paper on the most recent updates to the field of visual search or read more about Kuznech’s visual search technology.
How does visual search technology work?
Kuznech’s visual search technology compares images using over 200 parameters (so-called comparators), which include features visible to the naked eye (like color, form, and texture), as well as those distinguishable only by computer (e.g. gradient direction, color temperature, etc.).
Can I try your technology for free?
You can in some cases. Please contact us and tell us more about your project and the product that interests you.
My site is built on a CMS. Is your technology compatible with it?
Kuznech’s visual search technology functions independently of the CMS you use. If you need help, please contact us!

Duplicate Image & Video Search and Copyright Infringement Tracking

How does Duplicate Image & Video Search and Copyright Protection system work?
While searching for images, Kuznech's visual search technology analyzes image contents using more than 200 descriptors, builds a digital signature, or digital fingerprint, for each picture. It then compares the digital signatures of the source image with other images in the database and ranks them according to relevance. While searching for videos, the algorithms create a set of descriptors (hashes) for each video file in the database, compare the hashes and then build a rank of relevance. The Copyright Infringement Tracking engine finds not only 100% matches, but also recognizes files that have been modified, rotated, or cropped.
How can Duplicate Image & Video Search and Copyright Protection engine help me in my business?
You can use the system to track how your images and videos are used across even large databases, thus protecting your rights and preventing copyright infringement and fraud. The Duplicate Image & Video Search engine is useful for deduplicating your image collections to save space on your hard drive or server. Social networks use the technology to manage their user-generated content and reject prohibited materials.
How much does Image & Video Search and Copyright Infringement Tracking technology cost?
That depends on how intensely you plan to use it and the size of your database. To find out more about licensing terms, please contact us.
What do I need to access Duplicate Image & Video Search?
Please write us and tell us that you would like to get on board. We'll get in touch and give you a roadmap :)

Face detection & Face recognition

What is the difference between face detection and face recognition?
While face detection algorithms only detect (localize and determine the size of) a face on the shot, similar to what you see on digital cameras and mobile phones, face recognition technology analyzes a vast range of facial characteristics, determines a person's features (like age, gender, and nationality), and who the person in the picture probably is.
Can I use face detection and face recognition separately?
You can use a face detection engine without using face recognition technology. However, you cannot perform face recognition without previously running face detection, of course.
How much does Face detection and Face recognition technology cost?
That depends on how intensely you plan to use it and the size of your database. To find out more about licensing terms, please contact us.
What do I need to access Face detection and Face recognition technology?
Please write us and tell us that you would like to get on board. We'll get in touch and give you a roadmap :)

Color image search

What is API?
API stands for Application Programming Interface. API is a tool using which your system (site, image database) and our technology can integrate with each other.
How does Color Image Search work?
Powerful visual search algorithms analyze the content of an image, extract all its colors, and create a color signature. The technology then compares color signatures from different images and finds the most relevant matches.
How can Color Image Search help me in my business?
Color image search is a useful tool for different market segments that own any sized collections of images in which colors can play an important role, such as image stocks, publishers, news agencies, e-commerce, or design studios. With the help of Color Image Search technology, you and your users or customers can easily navigate image collections using colors, even if the pictures contain no color tags.
Do you manually filter search results?
No. The technology performs all kinds of searches (color search, similar search, duplicate search, face detection, and face recognition) automatically.
How much does Color image search cost?
That depends on how intensely you plan to use it and the size of your database. To find out more about licensing terms, please contact us.
What do I need to access Color image search?
Please write us and tell us that you would like to get on board. We'll get in touch and give you a roadmap :)

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