[hcs-d] How does fuckyeahnouns work?

Samuel Meyer smeyer at college.harvard.edu
Fri Apr 22 14:54:50 EDT 2011


I think I've gotten different images for the same noun over a timescale of
days/weeks, although I can't be 100% sure.

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Jim Danz <danz at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:

> 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
> images.
>
> 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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>> *John Mussman*
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