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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A New Way to Find Art with 'ArtGarden'
'ArtGarden' is a new search engine developed by British Telecom (BT) and tested by Tate Online. In "Smart search lets art fans browse," BBC News reports it allows you to browse the Tate's collection depending on what you like or not.

Instead of typing an artist's name, you will be shown an initial selection of pictures of paintings or sculptures. When you click on one image, the artificial intelligence component of 'ArtGarden' will choose the next set of pictures to show you. This choice will be partially based on keywords associated with each work of art, but unknown to you, partially on your previous preferences, and finally on plain luck.

This technology should soon become available online. With 'ArtGarden,' it will be like jumping randomly from one aisle of the museum to another. Read more about this neat new search engine for artwork.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 3:32 PM Comments (0)
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