Sketch-based image search is a well-known problem difficult to solve. Little progress has been made in the past decade in developing a large-scale, practical, sketch-based search engine. We have revisited this problem and developed a scalable solution. Based on this solution, we have built a system called MindFinder that indexes more than 2 million web images, enabling efficient, sketch-based image retrieval. MindFinder enables users to sketch major curves of a target image as a query. Based on these sketches, relevant images can be returned in real time. The system also supports the addition of semantic tags and colors to enhance the relevance of search results.
Sketch Match: On 2011-08-17, the app, Sketch Match, was released to WP7 marketplace! It is powered by the MindFinder technology (sketch-based image search), with a well-refined sketch matching game.
Sketch Match is powered by MindFinder research work. The app supports users to search for similar images by sketching. It also provides a sketch matching game for entertainment and learning.
Use your fingers to sketch what you’re imagining and find similar images:
In the matching game, sketch the images as closely as possible to score:
Find your sketching rank in the global leaderboard: