Ask Jeeves Inc. unveiled its first internally developed technology for image search, which is now live on the website.
The new image search tool includes Ask Jeeves’s internally created index of Web images, fine tuned image search ranking algorithms and Zoom-related suggestions for image searching. Zoom is Ask Jeeves’s proprietary concept for clustering we search results into topics to assist user find what they looking for.
Apostolos Gerasoulis, executive vice president of search technology for Ask Jeeves, said Ask Jeeves new image search combines and unique text ranking and clustering algorithms with sophisticated image recognition technologies and our new image index.
Ask Jeeves in collaboration with IAC/InterActiveCorp, is expanding Image Smart Answers, so pictures can be saved in users’ personal MyJeeves folder by clicking the ‘save’ link under each image using its new image technology.