Visual search

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RedZ is a 3D search engine that displays its results in the form of web page snapshots. The user may navigate through these relatively large snapshots, which are displayed in a Cover Flow layout.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2016

Quintura is a visual search engine that provides a tagcloud option to allow for easier navigation and search refinement into more specific categories. You may search across the web, images or video.

As of October 2012, Quintura is no longer in service. quintura.com redirects to quinturakids.com

http://websearch.about.com/od/dailywebsearchtips/qt/dnt0830.htm

Last updated: 23 Mar 2016

PolyMeta is a metasearch engine that displays the search results in the form of clusters and images. The results are sorted according to source and category.

Last updated: 6 Aug 2015

iBoogie is a clustering search engine that puts documents with similar content or with related topics into the same group. Each group is assigned a label based on the content of the documents. The results are presented to the user in a hierarchy of topics (clusters) for browsing.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2015

WebClust is a meta search engine that clusters documents into meaningful groups. WebClust presents search results in a horizontal topical arrangement, in addition to a single vertical list. WebClust's data mining technique is meant to make sense of large amounts of textual information extracted from the web, including digital libraries.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2015

A free (under the GNU General Public License) toolkit for the development of document image recognition systems.

Features:

  • Custom dictionaries may be created to assist with analysis of specific record types
  • Extensible functionality
  • Optical character recognition (OCR) toolkit plugin
Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 22 May 2015

Image Map Tool allows you to upload an image (or specify the URL of an image found online) and turn it into a clickable image map.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

A digital asset management system for the storage, management and delivery of raster images, audiovisual content, documents and other digital asset types. The software provides limited eCommerce functionality for use by institutions that wish to use the system to sell digital products. It may be installed in-house on a Windows/Linux/Unix system or hosted on a system operated by the developers.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Carrot2 is an open source search results clustering engine. It automatically organizes small collections of documents into categories.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Google allows you to see relevant search results to your query in a unique semantically relevant and graphically designed way.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Grokker is a visualization, web-based search tool.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Kartoo is a search engine that works across many different languages. Kartoo also provides a variety of other features and games.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

KwMap is a search engine that functions as a "keyword map" across the web. KwMap utilizes a keyword generator with a graphical interface that allows you to navigate from your initial query to results for related topics.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Lexipedia is a metadictionary displaying a semantic map of parts of speech related to the word of inquiry.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Casual allows you to search for a concept or common word and produces a unique cloud of concepts. Results are randomly displayed as definitions, related tags, and pictures.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

ManagedQ is a search engine that classifies results into three categories (person, place, thing) and displays the results on a grid.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Cluuz is a search engine that shows not only links to related pages, but also entities (people, companies, organizations) and images that are extracted from within the search results. In addition to the results, Cluuz displays a tag cloud of the most relevant entities extracted from returned results, as well as a semantic graph view of a cluster of terms.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Miiget allows you to search for famous people and connect them to other celebrities pertaining to more or less the same sphere. Miiget displays the results in a circular cluster of windows centered around the main query.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Evri develops iPad, iPhone and Android applications that provide news, photos, videos and tweets. You may customize your app to get updates on your favorite topics.

Evri ceased to exist in 2012.

http://www.geekwire.com/2012/paul-allen-backed-evri-calls-it-quits/

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Mnemomap is a flash interactive search engine that generates a visual "Atomic-Tree", sends your queries to a Query List, and delivers the search results. The Atomic-Tree allows you to improve your query mid-search. The Query List allows you to customize your search query.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

flokoon displays search results from Last.fm, YouTube, and Fotolia in a graphic interactive map, that connects related topics through a series of spiderweb-like graphics.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Gnod is a cultural search tool that generates its results in floating tag clouds. You may search for books, music, movies, and people.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Search-Cube is a search engine that presents the results in an interactive 3D cube-shaped format. Search-Cube displays 96 thumbnails of search results generated by Google.

Currently, Search Cube is powered by a Google search box and returns links and thumnails.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Silobreaker is a search engine that aggregates the news from numerous sources and presents the contents in various visualization formats.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

Tianamo (beta) is an information visualization search engine that displays the search results in a 3D landcape where subtopics are presented topographically as peaks.

Tianamo is no longer online and the link bounces to a Chinese commerce site.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

TouchGraph is a Java application that creates network graphs of websites returned in Google searches.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

TuneGlue is a music search engine that generates and connects nodes containing artist names related to the one queried, and networks the related artists in an interactive web.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

VisuWords is a mindmapping linguistic tool that shows the relationships between the queried word and related words in an interactive map, with corresponding definitions.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

WebKruz is a visual search engine that allows you to navigate through the results (web page snapshots) of your query automatically.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014

WordVenture is an interactive visualization of the WordNet database that employs the technology and interface of TouchGraph.

Last updated: 29 Dec 2014
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