Feelimage its English version eFeelimage.netf unveiled (2nd July)

July 27, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Viva Computer co.,ltd (head office: chuoku Osaka city, CEO: Junichiro Nishi) has launched an English version images search site with natural sentences calledefeelimage.netf(http://www.feelimage.net/), its original Japanese version is a site calledeFeelimagef (http://www.feelimage.jp/).

Same as photos search in feelimage.jp, you will find about 750 thousands images from photo sharing sites like Flickr, Photozou, Zorg, PhotoCopus etc. by putting a phrase in English.

Feelimage has an original images search engine called FeelPhrase which analyzes automatically color names, seasons, night and day names.
By implementing the engine, natural sentence search with sensuous phrases is made possible.

By coping with both processing of analysis and search in English, you can search with an English phrases like ered flower in springf or eblue sky in summerf.
About color names, we picked up foreign word colors from JIS, and itfs automatically extracted total 127 colors from images.

As for season names and night and day names, itfs automatically extracted corresponding English from Exif.


We anglicized our own thesaurus dictionary, along with anglicizing tags automatic categorical showing functioneFeelCloudf.

The number of color names is different depend on languages, but itfs said that the sense for colors is basically same.

Therefore it can be anglicized, while the method of basic analysis processing is same.

While wefre going to feedback opinions from native users, we want to increase color names common in English-speaking countries and adjust season differences in each area.

Wefre planning to develop polyglot Web service, which is now few such service in Japan, in the future based own sensitivity analysis technology.



About image search engine with natural sentences eFeelPhrasef

Developed by cooperative research with professor Motohide Umano(fuzzy knowledge information processing) at osaka prefecture university graduate school.

A system which extract automatically sensory languages of color names, seasons, nights and days by analyzing digital photos and Exif(Exchangeable Image File Format) is incorporated.

By searching with natural sentences (phrase) including sensory language from a data base combining analyzed data and tags given by users, it shows results more close to your feeling.

*Patent etc.
fFeelPhrase®f technology is patent pending in Japan.
fFeelPhrase®f technology is patent pending in US.
fFeelCloud®f technology is patent pending in Japan.
fFeelPhrase®f is registered mark of Viva Computer co.,ltd.
fFeelCloud®f is registered mark of Viva Computer co.,ltd.

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TEL:81-6-6233-2072/FAX:81-6-6233-2133
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<Viva Computer co.,ltd Company summary>
Company name: Viva computer co.,ltd (URLFhttp://www.viva.co.jp/)
Address: Imon Kawaramachi building 5th floor
4-5-9 Kawaramachi Chuoku Osaka City Osaka 541-0048
CEO:Junichiro Nishi
Business:development, management, offering of used car auction system
development, management, offering of image search site eFeelimagef
development, management, offering of photo management service ePhotoCorpusf
development, management, offering of image search engine eFeelPhrase'
Date of establishment: August 1991
Capital: 10,000,000 yen