Reuters has announced a facial-recognition video search program this week. In conjunction with Viewdle, facial recognition software, Reuters will index its videos so that readers can search its news footage for individuals.
Reuters’ video search results currently appear in a box at the right of the Reuters’ SERPs:
The text listings here are less illustrative than the screencaps used in the standard interface. However, the results are doubtlessly more thorough. For the face search, Viewdle takes the video frame-by-frame for complete analysis. Handily, these results return the clips cued to the exact time that the individual first appears.
MediaPost reports that the feature will be integrated into the new site after an evaluation of user statistics and feedback.