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Likely: An Image Recognition Programming Language

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Published on 03 December 2013 12:11 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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The latest interesting open-source project we have come across is Likely, an image recognition run-time for heterogeneous architectures. Likely provides a domain-specific language for dealing with image recognition and is optimized to run on both CPUs and GPUs.

Likely is designed around heterogeneous architectural support, an efficient syntax for feature representation and statistical learning, immediate visual feedback during algorithm development, can be embedded into other projects/languages, and is free/open-source software under the Apache 2.0 license.

The Likely Kernel Library is built atop LLVM and uses its MCJIT just-in-time compiler while supporting multi-core CPUs via custom OpenMP back-end and also supporting GPUs and other accelerators via OpenCL, HSAIL, and CUDA. LLVM is responsible for all optimization tasks for this image recognition DSL.

Should you be interested in image recognition or just interesting LLVM projects, checkout LibLikely.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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