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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 14, 2013

Google's Search Is Limited To Finding Text. What About Video & Audio?

Google's a clear leader in the search engine world, but I was thinking that it's capabilities are still at a baby stage. So far, Google's done a good job of searching the relevant text from its huge database; but text is just a small fraction of the total content available on the Internet. Google simply cannot search the content available in the form of audio and video! If we go by the saying an image is worth thousand words; then just imagine the size of information available in the world in the form of audio and video that the search engines need to be able to find!

I think even if engineers figure out a way to discover what's embedded in the audio and video files; it won't be much useful; because the computers still suck at associating anything with the context & the history (in several cases).

When I think about it - and the computing power required by modern search engines; making sense of things will require at least 1000x the power we currently need. Given how the data centers have a negative impact on the environment; the future of computing looks very limited to me.

What do you think about audio & video search? Will Google or other search engines be able to figure out everything? Where do you think is the computing headed?
From my point of view Google has done a great job in terms of search engine type.Yes google want to improve the areas of audio and video.Its results were more restricted to youtube.What about the remaining websites where people share videos?
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Jul 14, 2013
Google image search 👍
Google introduced earlier a product Google Ear which is still there for songs currently limited to to US songs.

And if compare Search Filters. Other search engines Bing and yahoo are like total $hit very few options.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 14, 2013
Well I am not talking about searching YouTube videos. But rather video search that would find out information in a lecture delivered by a professor.
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Jul 14, 2013
Now I get your point that is to get info fro in the middle of the video

Is there any website capable to do it No

If the uploader doesn't give sufficient abstract about the video I am not sure whether the website will be in a position to recognise it and utilise it for better search results

This can be overcome only if the website is more intelligent than a few lines of Code
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Jul 14, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Well I am not talking about searching YouTube videos. But rather video search that would find out information in a lecture delivered by a professor.
looks like it's in pipeline..
If you go to youtube video, you can enable subtitle from toolbar (enable captions) even if there is no subtitle. 😀
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 18, 2013
ianoop
looks like it's in pipeline..
If you go to youtube video, you can enable subtitle from toolbar (enable captions) even if there is no subtitle. 😀
Subtitles are good - but again; they're limited to English language and can only extract the 'speech'. What about content in a silent video? What about the contents of an image? Google can search 'similar' image; but it still can't tell you what exactly is in any image.

I think the algorithms are still at a very nascent stage.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Jul 18, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Google can search 'similar' image; but it still can't tell you what exactly is in any image.

I think the algorithms are still at a very nascent stage.
Text from image search is available for personal Google product only.
If you have any image stored in Google drive then if you search by text content in image you can search for it.
I think the algorithms are still at a very nascent stage.
Looks like it.

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