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Eikon is a Java -powered prototype for distributed image search engine software. The engine receives the URL of an image, then locates a user-defined number of similar images on the network. The query image may be in a wide range of forms, for example a thumbnail, scan, video capture or user-generated drawing. Image metadata can be retrieved via Extensible Markup Language Remote Procedure Calls (XML-RPC).

The Eikon project employs the Fast Multiresolution Image Querying method, which is described in a white paper (mrquery.pdf, 446k) by Charles E. Jacobs, Adam Finkelstein and David H. Salesin of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington. This page provides links to documentation for the Eikon Application Programming Interface (API), additional research references and a FAQ.

Date Listed: 02/15/2002