Apr 21, 2011

Images as reasons to agree and disagree

A picture says a thousand words. Why would we keep them out of a debate? Why not have the top 10 pictures that support AND oppose the same issue.

When you do a google image search, they are returned to you based on an algorithm. For each set of words Google has a list of the best images that match their words based on their algorithm.

In a similar way I want to use an algorithm to rank the top images that agree and disagree with different positions.

For political positions, political cartoons might be used. In this case you might have the top 10 political cartoons for a presidential candidate in one columns, and the top political cartoons against a presidential candidates in another column.

For instance, the issue of Drug Legalization: