Image morphing is a special effect in which one image is gradually changed into a second image. You have seen it on graduation or retirement presentations, in a simple form. Maybe a more advanced version on missing children programs, where they attempt to demonstrate what the child may look like a later time. It has been around since the 1980s and continues to grow in popularity.

This interesting information was found on Virtual Strategy magazine in their article, “Newly-Patented Semantic Technology for Morphing Prose Text, Not  Images.” Now, the technology has progressed to make it possible to morph two bodies of prose text in the same manner as the images. Multi-Stage Text Morphing uses semantic technology for integrating the content of two different bodies. This can be used for product development, integrative search engines, word processing, text synthesis, and so forth.

Melody K. Smith

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