To find a product in an image it is not enough to find its class. You have to use the full potential of all different technologies and neural networks to make it happen. That’s what we do.
Your image passes several stages of recognition and you receive a unified, merged result as JSON Object. Below you can find the different image recognition technologies we use on our unique platform.
Each product or ad image has a set of high-level features or descriptor vectors, like a fingerprint. We extract those vectors and compare them with the vectors found in the image you submit to us. There is no need for QR codes to recognize your ads or printed media.
The hash value of an image is unique. We extract different hash values (MD5, SHA256, Perceptual) and store them while we process your image data. This helps us find very similar product images in a very fast and efficient way.
Any text information on the submitted image can be extracted and used to refine the search results from previous stages or to search within your product catalogue.
The unique shape of a logo can be easily recognized in an image and as with OCR, this information can be used to refine the results from previous stages.
There are many networks available for general classification like Google Vision API, Amazon Rekognition, IBM Watson or Clarifai. Those are great to get a general idea of the content of your image, is it a chair, a shirt, an apple or something else?
Sometimes you need to dig deeper into a class to make image recognition work for your products. And we will do it for you. We will train a unique neural network with your products to recognize all those sub-classes a general network can’t.
All we need to start is your product data feed. CSV, XML, TXT, JSON – we don’t care, we can import nearly every structured format you can provide. We also optimize and augment your images to improve image recognition while importing your data.
Our AI learns daily, like us. Sometimes we don’t match the correct product right away. But this data is not lost. We can match products manually and greatly improve the performance of our image matching solution for you with every image you send us.
It’s up to you what response you would like to receive. Do you need just the product IDs or the whole product data set including links, title, description, price etc? It’s your JSON template, just tell us what you need.
We make the integration as simple as possible. Please contact us for more details.