eVe Visual Search Toolkit for Mac OS X & Coding Contest
— Visual Search for a Visual Society —

eVision ( http://www.evisionglobal.com/) announced the release of v2.1
public beta of the eVe=99 Visual Search SDK for Mac OS X. The toolkit lets
developers create search applications that use images and visual similarity
rather than keywords and text. eVe is written in pure Java, is database
independent, and will run on any platform that supports a Java Virtual
Machine. It can be easily integrated in operating systems, tools or
applications =96 with a very small footprint.

To support the release, eVision is sponsoring a Visual Search coding
contest. The top two best applications in each of three categories
submitted before October 3rd, 2001, stand to win cash prizes: 1st prize:
$1000 (US). 2nd prize: $250 (US). More information about the contest and
how to enter can be found at
http://www.evisionglobal.com/developers/sdk/contest.html. A 500 image
version of the toolkit is free to corporate and freelance developers to
evaluate the API and use for the contest.

About eVe
The eVe (eVision Visual Engine) toolkit lets Java developers create
object-based visual search applications for intuitive, accurate and rapid
access to content for digital asset management, categorization and
e-commerce. The user selects a sample query image or partial image, then
the search engine finds and ranks other images that are visually similar
with respect to the objects in the image and attributes such as color,
texture, shape and 3D shading. This technology can be applied to image
content, video content, audio content and any other digital pattern.

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