Image-based similarity search
This service provides an image-based similarity search. The only criterion is the similarity of motifs based on characteristics such as colors, textures, shapes and contrasts. The image-based similarity search currently offers access to a growing portfolio of more than 75,000 digitized works from the Bavarian State Library out of 12 centuries (manuscripts, rare books, maps). These works belong to the absolute core and peak inventory of the cultural heritage of Bavaria and also to the national patrimony. Overall, more than 5 million images are available.
How to use.
Portraits and Photographs of persons
Illustrations of plants, herbaria
Miniatures, predominantly from medieval manuscripts
Decorative initials, predominantly from old prints and medieval manuscripts
Maps and city plans, cartograms
Book cover of our digitised works
Title pages of our digitised works
Image-based similarity search Version 3.0 / 2017