Today is the launch of SegamiSearch.com , Version Alpha.
Its called version alpha, since this is more of a technology demo, to demonstrate the technology capabilities of the search engine. The image index is small, and mostly has images from Univ of Southern California, where the project was originally developed. Currently crawling is underway to build a much bigger index of images.
This is an exciting moment, as for the first time in web search history we see a web image search engine with image similarity search feature. Even though the algorithm is still being refined, it shows the future to where we are headed, breaking the traditional "keyword only" search.
Play around with the search engine, have fun with it, and most importantly, provide me with feedbacks and suggestions.