Image search: Google vs Bing vs Yandex

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Image search: Google vs Bing vs Yandex

I just wanted to share a recent image search experience I had.

Problem: I saw an interesting graph in the Wall Street Journal, and I wanted to know what the name of the graph type was called. I thought, “I’ll take a screenshot of it and do an image search for it to see if I can find out what the name of this graph type is”.

Here is the screenshot of the graph:

Google

Google thinks that it’s a brochure, I guess because of the width of the image, and the color palette. But not helpful to me.

Bing

Again, not helpful. Bing matches the color palette and the fact that it is some type of graph, but doesn’t match the specific image.

Yandex

Boom! Exactly what I was looking for. Yandex was able to match not the color palette and the fact that it is some type of graph, but the actual graph type, ignoring color palette. Way to go Yandex!

In summary, it looks like Google and Bing both matched similarity based on the content (that it was a graph of some type) and color (light bluish) but not the actual contents of the image. Yandex nailed matching based on the contents of the image.