Pornographic Image Recognition Software Employed by Chinese Government

These days online discussion grows regarding Chinese government’s deployment of Green Dam Censorware System, a piece of software aiming at blocking adult content or political content-sensitive websites. It is mandated that every computer that will be sold in China after July 1st, 2009 needs to install this software.

The part I am interested in is its pornographic image recognition engine, developed by Jinhui Technologies in Zhengzhou. Pornographic image identification is an interest computer vision application. How does this work?  Read more »