A e-mail note from Ask Jeeves team along with a post on the AJ blog lets us know that Ask is now using their own relevancy algorithm on top of the image database that's provided by Picsearch. The Picsearch database and algorithm is also used with MSN's Image Search.
The AJ blog post offers a couple of before and after examples.
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