PanImages – a step in the multilingual direction

PanImages – a step in the multilingual direction

A new webiste, PanImages.org,  is allowing users to run image searches on the internet for up to 100 languages. The site is another example of a step towards an Internet that is not limited by language barriers. With PanImages, you can find pictures on Web pages that are written in hundreds of languages. A user simply types in a word in their own language, and PanImages will find a list of translations into multiple languages at once. If the query has more than one word sense, PanImages presents separate lists of translations for each sense. Users can choose which translations will be sent to Google Image Search and Flickr, and can experiment with the different results you get from different translations.
The project is based on a research paper published by the Turing Center at the University of Washington.

Katia Reed
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