Mon

29

Dec

2014

Image v.s. Words

This is a picture of Northern Cardinal.

I wonder did you know this name of the bird?


Now I know the name of this bird.

But till this morning, I didn't know it.

If that is the case, how do you search the name?

Do you use a book or encyclopedia?

Internet?

Then, what kind of search engine do you use?  And what kind of key words do you put?


This morning, I tried Google's "Search by Image" for my first time.

Instead of typing key words, I uploaded a photo of the bird and then search it, followed by the instruction of Search by Image.

I thought it was very easy way to search a name if you have a clear image, but as for accuracy, I thought "keywords" are still better than "image." 

"Search by Image" has found many similar photos (compositions), but it didn't get the same bird (object) of the photo.

On the other hand, I put three key words.  Then instatnly, I found a same bird as follows.  Keywords are "red" "bird" "in Hawaii."

It was Northern Cardinal.

At the same time, I found out the bird "cardinal" was named after the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church who wear distinctive red robes.

 

What I thought interesting was Buddhist high priests (archbishops of some sects), too, wear red robes, just like Daruma Doll....which modeled Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen Buddhism.