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The new online shop called Modista [modista.com] collects inventories across multiple retailers, and organizes items according to their visual similarity using digital image processing and machine learning algorithms. The horizontal axis orders products by shape, while the vertical axes ranks them by color.

Currently the inventory is limited to shoes, watches, handbags and eyewear, although it seems the shopping experience is slowly but surely becoming more similar to its traditional physical counterpart.

See also:
. Amazon Windowshop
. Zoomii Visual Amazon Store
. Amazon Book Map
. Map Amazon
. AmazNode
. Oskope Amazon Information Graphs
. Viewzi Book View
. Vizzl shopping engine
. Browse Goods
. like.com visual search engine
. BlackDogAir
. Music Plasma

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4 COMMENTS

Like.com supports visual search as well. They focus on shoes, handbags, jewelry, and watches. Like allows you to filter and limit based on additional visual criteria. It's interesting to compare the two approaches to a new kind of online search.

Thu 22 Jan 2009 at 3:09 PM

Absolutely. I was just refining the list a bit when I read your comment. Like.com is now in the list.

Thu 22 Jan 2009 at 3:22 PM

Talk about timing... maybe like.com was upset about not being featured on the list from the start?

Thu 28 Jan 2010 at 8:34 PM
wow

Correction... this was posted nearly one year AGO to this day. Details.

Thu 28 Jan 2010 at 8:38 PM
wow
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