Archive for August, 2006

Google and NevenVision – vs. Riya??

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

so, yesterday Google announced that they bought Neven Vision. Finally they start moving in the multimedia search / content-based retrieval domain. Neven Vision seems to have been active in face detection mostly and applications on the mobilephone, i.e. linking ads to websites by taking a picture etc. (The latter is the same concept like our [...]

Making Spamassassin 2.63 work

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

If you use Spamassassin 2.63 (as it is installed on the mediatemple servers) I highly recommend to add the following: put the rules from http://www.rulesemporium.com/rules.htm in /etc/mail/spamassassin . Instead of adding RBL servers in the PLESK control panel (which would plainly reject mail) integrate the following patch into spamassassin (not needed in 3.0): SpamCopURI. This [...]

Computer Vision goes mainstream

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Two interesting new apps: Microsoft plans to release Photosynth soon. Photosynth arranges photographs of the same object/location in 3d space by point matches and structure from motion. It won’t create a full 3d construction of the object, just place the phographs at the right plane in 3d. But looks cool anyway. I just wonder how [...]