A patent application by Google that was recently made public has technology that may greatly advance the ability to search images, including video. TechCrunch says:
A patent application lodged by Google in July 2007 but recently made public seeks to patent a method where by robots (computers) can read and understand text in images and video.
The extension of the application would be that images and video indexed by Google would be searchable by the text located within the image or video itself, a big step forward in indexing that has not previously been available.
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