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1. (CA2855963) FACIAL RECOGNITION USING SOCIAL NETWORKING INFORMATION

Office : Canada
Application Number: 2855963 Application Date:
Publication Number: 2855963 Publication Date: 23.05.2013
Grant Number: Grant Date: 14.06.2016
Publication Kind : C
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:PCTUS2012060218 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
G06K 9/46
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
K
RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
9
Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
36
Image preprocessing, i.e. processing the image information without deciding about the identity of the image
46
Extraction of features or characteristics of the image
Applicants: FACEBOOK, INC.
Inventors:
Priority Data: 13/297,074 15.11.2011 US
Title: (EN) FACIAL RECOGNITION USING SOCIAL NETWORKING INFORMATION
(FR) RECONNAISSANCE FACIALE UTILISANT DES INFORMATIONS DE RESEAUX SOCIAUX
Abstract: front page image
(EN) In particular embodiments, one or more images associated with a primary user are received. The image(s) may comprise single images, a series of related images, or video frames. In each image, one or more faces may be detected and/or tracked. For each face, one or more candidates are selected who may be identified with the face. Each candidate may be connected to the primary user within a social network. A candidate score for each candidate associated with a detected face. Finally, the winning candidate is determined, and a suggestion to identify the detected face as being the winning candidate is presented. Some embodiments may operate upon video clips as the video is captured by a mobile device. Some embodiments may operate upon series of images as they are uploaded to or viewed on a website.


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JP2014535122KR1020140091599AU2012337301WO/2013/074233