Tagcow was created to solve a problem that plagues virtually all large image repositories: lack of metadata or descriptive tags to make image searching useful, or even possible.


Company: Tagcow.com
Inquiry e-mail address: customerservice@muniocorp.com
Amazon Web Services Used: Amazon Simple Queue Service (Beta)
Solution URL: http://www.tagcow.com
Audience: Consumers
Pricing: For a fee
Created On: June 28, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
Last Updated: February 14, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
TagCow's web-scale photo tagging service equips Mechanical Turk's labor force with carefully designed image workflow tools to ensure efficiency and quality. The result: consumers can cost-effectively organize and find precious photographic memories with ease.

Tagcow.com allows users to upload collections of images via a web interface, choosing to either add descriptive or people tags. Images are packaged into a HIT and routed through Mechanical Turk for processing. Once the HIT has been completed, an internal quality check is performed to evaluate the quality of work performed. Once the HIT has been accepted, the images are sent back to Tagcow.com and passed on to the customer.

People, places, landmarks and objects are all recognized and supported. TagCow tags the first 100 images for free, and then charges $10.00 to tag the next 250. Discounts for large numbers of images are available.

Tagcow.com also allows customers with images stored with other services, such as Flickr, to be automatically pulled down, tagged, and re-uploaded. In addition to serving the consumer market, Tagcow.com provides high quality, customized tagging solutions for businesses with large repositories of images.
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