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I was just searching my Google Drive account for a document containing the word 'internet' and the top hit was a screenshot i took of instructions of how to configure the DNS settings to use for a proxy VPN service - which is littered with the word 'internet'

The file is named Screen Shot 2013-06-23 at 21.29.53.png and its a png so there is no static text in there (although it is a screen shot if text).

Does Google Drive OCR images to check for the text inside of them to make them available in search, or is this just a lucky coincidence ?

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I expect they do: they've certainly said that they use item-recognition techniques to support image search. (But I haven't searched for links to support articles to back this up).

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