Re: [Nautilus-list] Fwd: Fer de Lance, intelligence for the free desktop

Wow! This is amazing! This would be a very cool thing to add to GNOME to
do image searching. I tried the example here: and after only three or so iterations I
could find three pictures of snowboarders (starting from a random
query). Also in three steps I got several pictures of the outsides of
gothic buildings. I'm not sure how big the image archive is for that
site but it's definately something that would be very cool for looking
through one's own images.

What would be very cool is if the content similarity aquired from the
user of his/her images were stored in a graph for further use. IE
persistent content information between searches (I'm not sure how this
software works now.)


On 27 Jun 2001 17:37:25 +0200, Christian Schaller wrote:
> This was posted to Gnotices, but I am sending it here instead since it
> is more of a request for contact than a news item:
> From: Wolfgang Müller <Wolfgang Mueller cui unige ch>
> Hi, I am the maintainer of the GNU Image-Finding Tool.
> We (Carsten Pfeiffer and myself) are trying to get a project going
> described at
> The goal of this project is to integrate content-based retrieval
> services into the desktop. Content-based retrieval means: retrieving
> without relying on keywords. See the GNU Image Finding Tool,
> demonstrated at
> for an example.
> We would like to work on extending the GIFT but also on extending the
> desktop for providing services like a content-sensitive file open dialog
> (don't show me the next directory, instead show me all files similar to
> this one), or a content-sensitive file manager (same functionality in
> the file manager). We want to extend this idea as far as possible,
> drawing on current research and on your desktop expertise. What would be
> needed would be an API for programs that use such services etc.
> Getting this to work would be actually quite cool, as this would create
> the largest base of content-based retrieval users so far, being a tool
> both for users and research.
> We intend this project to encompass any free desktop you like. It's
> about free vs. non-free, and about writing exciting software. Currently,
> the only one who has contributed desktop code to the project so far is
> Carsten Pfeiffer, who wrote a kioslave to Konqueror, which talks quite
> successfully to the GIFT. See
> I find this is a really good fist step, and we would like to see things
> like that and more both on GNOME and KDE. It would be really cool to get
> some interoperability here.
> Cheers,
> Wolfgang
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