Here's our provisional list so far. These are all apps (or tools) you can use to recognize objects or signals in the world.
I've grouped them by sensing mode (that is, how does your query device sense the signal it's going to try and recognize). When you think about it that way, all of the "image reco" apps go together (they're all variations on image processing) and all of the "audio reco" apps go together.
What sense modalities are we missing here?
Obviously, there's no taste reco system (or is there one and I don't know about it??) Wouldn't it be interesting if there were a wine varietal recognition tool. (Pour a little of your plonk onto your cell phone--have it identify the variety, terrior, and year!)
Remember--our goal in this is to increase the range of tools we know about that help us be more effective searchers.
Are there more reco-based search tools that we're missing from this list?
their particular spot pattern. Open source project.
Requires some setup to use. Works for whale sharks,
the text itself by recognition. (Which you can then search via Control-F.)
Meal Snap Analyzes your meal to determine your caloric / health consequence of
eating everything on your plate.
ArtCapture Recognizes "more than 500K" works of art based on cell camera image.