The DOCOMO Character Recognition Java SDK can be utilized to integrate a Java application with the DOCOMO Character Recognition API, enabling English and Japanese character recognition. The API scans an image and returns specific coordinates of individual characters.
Animetrics, a leading developer of 2D to 3D face recognition and face creation solutions, provides the Animetrics Face Recognition that can be used to detect human faces in pictures and match them against a set of known or documented faces. This tool is specifically useful for applications for the fashion and online entertainment industries, or for law enforcement or military intelligence where accurate identity resolution is a necessity.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories includings Recognition, Analytics, Wi-Fi, and Home Automation. Also new are SDKs for Mixpanel mobile analytics and Untappd, a social applicaiton for beer. Here's a summary of the new additions to the directory.