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We are proudly announcing that the so-popular TV series, ‘The Simpsons’ has a new search engine and it’s brilliant!
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groeing and it is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle. The TV show has millions of fans all over the world, 68,406,586 likes on Facebook and is now airing its 27th season.
Now, the good news for The Simpsons’ fans is that a new search engine called Frinkiac has launched, offering them the unique chance of pairing their favourite quote from TV show with the correct screen cap. The fans will just have to type in a few lines and Frinkiac will match it up with screenshots from the first 15 Simpsons seasons. That’s well over 7,000 minutes of quotes.
The search engine currently has over 3 million screenshots indexed, and it’s pretty easy to browse nearby images from the same episode, so the fans can be sure to get the exact right moment they’re looking for.
Frinkiac is nothing more than the result of a side project, created by Sean Schulte, Allie Young, and Paul Kehrer.
We had the idea several years ago when we were quoting The Simpsons at each other all day long, and it was surprisingly difficult to find an image of the scenes we were quoting on Google.
the team declared. They also added the fact that they thought of this idea quite a few years ago, but didn’t actually go into creating the search engine until about six months ago.
Why the name Frinkiac? Every true fan of ‘The Simpsons’ should already know the answer. For those who don’t, the search engine was named after the wacky Professor Frink, from the TV series.
The program works by chopping every scene into 100 sections, figuring out the average color of each section, and then comparing them to the sections of previous images. If there are enough differences, Frinkiac saves a screenshot. That means that the fans won’t be able to move through Simpsons episodes frame-by-frame, but it’s pretty close.
The genius team that created the search engine are thinking to add more to the search engines functionality. Currently, when you search a character’s name, you’ll find quotes where that character is mentioned, opposed to a quote that they have said. Also, another downfold is that there is currently no easy way to share the screen caps of the quotes unless you are actually screen capping the search result yourself; so Facebook and twitter sharing options are next on the creator’s to do list.