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Key Business Analytics by Bernard Marr

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Image analytics

What is it?

Image analytics is the process of extracting information, meaning and insights from images such as photographs, medical images or graphics. As a process it relies heavily on pattern recognition, digital geometry and signal processing.

In the past the only analysis that was possible on images was via the human eye or if computers were used they could only really assess the name of the image or any of the meta-tags that are stored against the image such as the date of creation, amendment, the owner of the image and the name it was given. For example, if you enter ‘pink elephant’ into an online search engine the search engine isn’t scrolling through the index to find pictures that match the description of a pink ...

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