Visual data mining of Google Street View

What Makes Paris Look like Paris?

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining tools which detect features, such as street signs, streetlights and balcony railings, that give Paris and other cities a distinctive look. Video and report below. Full details on the report web site.

 

 

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