[hcs-d] How does fuckyeahnouns work?

Jim Danz danz at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Apr 22 14:46:02 EDT 2011

Somebody told me it was Yahoo images.  But I believe I've personally
confirmed that it's not the first hit of either Google images or Yahoo

It can't be back-end community curation, because we tried
http://fuckyeahnouns.com/komondor and it worked.

Whatever it is, they definitely do something to make sure that they keep the
same image over time for a given noun (right?).  So I would guess that they
keep a log of all of the nouns that have been tried and memoize which image
has been used for each, so that they stay consistent.

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 2:43 PM, John Mussman <jmussman at fas.harvard.edu>wrote:

> How is a particular picture matched to an input phrase? Semantic parsing,
> back-end community curation, retrieval from another search engine with a few
> conjunctive terms appended?
> Thanks,
> John
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