Google Keyword Tool

July 11th, 2008 No comments

Google has just made a change to its Keyword Research Tool to show the corresponding search volume for each keyword, meaning that Google now shows numbers instead of the usual shaded bars. This development by Google should receive a very warm welcome as it would help many keyword researchers in their tasks significantly.
This can also be considered as a replacement for the Overture (Yahoo) keyword tool which is by now already unavailable. Just make sure that you pay attention to the proper keyword match types for the given numbers.
A post in the Google Blog describes “Now, when you use the Keyword Tool to search for relevant keywords to include in your keyword list, you’ll be able to see the approximate number of search queries matching your keywords that were performed on Google and the search network.”

Video Remote Control By Face

June 25th, 2008 No comments

A proof-of-concept demonstration of a project to use automated facial expression recognition to make robots more effective teachers has made a computer science Ph.D student’s face function as a remote control. In this experiment, his facial expression is being detected to control the speed of video playback.
In a recent pilot study, it is demonstrated that facial expressions that people make while watching video lectures can be used to predict a person’s preferred viewing speed of the video.
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Timeline Segmentation

February 28th, 2008 No comments

As you develop a system, any system, be it a set of software, hardware, a type of specific test equipment, a product, service, an organization system, or any other system you first need to place your view in proper perspective of the overall system you are in. Read more…

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