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1. (WO2007005118) QUERY-BY-IMAGE SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/005118    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/018548
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 12.05.2006
IPC:
G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
Applicants: MICROSOFT CORPORATION [US/US]; One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052-6399 (US) (For All Designated States Except US)
Inventors: BREWER, Brett D.; (US).
WATSON, Eric B.; (US).
MACBETH, Randall J.; (US).
WHYTE, Nicholas A.; (US)
Priority Data:
11/170,267 29.06.2005 US
Title (EN) QUERY-BY-IMAGE SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE RECHERCHE ET D'ACQUISITION D'IMAGES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An image query system, and associated method and computer program product are disclosed that enhance and accelerate image-based querying. To this end, the present invention presents a digital image query with implict and explicit associated metadata and retrieval of visually similar images or other pertinent information from a large collection of images stored on local, networked, or web-linked repositories.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un système de recherche d'images et le procédé et le programme informatique associés, qui permettent au système d'améliorer et d'accélérer une telle recherche. A cette fin, l'invention procède à une recherche numérique d'images en utilisant des métadonnées implicites et explicites associées et l'acquisition d'images visuellement similaires ou d'autres informations pertinentes relatives à de grandes collections d'images stockées dans des référentiels locaux, de réseau ou liés au Web.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)