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1. (US20150286856) Facial recognition using social networking information

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14743840 Application Date: 18.06.2015
Publication Number: 20150286856 Publication Date: 08.10.2015
Grant Number: Grant Date: 11.04.2017
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
G06K 9/00
G06K 9/72
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
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
62
Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
72
using context analysis based on the provisionally recognised identity of a number of successive patterns, e.g. a word
Applicants: Facebook, Inc.
Inventors: David Harry Garcia
Luke St. Clair
Jenny Yuen
Agents: Baker Botts L.L.P.
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Facial recognition using social networking information
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 are detected and/or tracked. For each face, a set of one or more candidates are selected who may be identified with the face. The primary user has a computed measure of affinity for candidates in the set through a social network, or the candidate in the set is otherwise known to the primary user. A facial recognition score is calculated for each candidate. A subset of candidates is selected, wherein each candidate in the subset has a facial recognition score above a predetermined threshold. A candidate score is calculated for each candidate based on the facial recognition score and the computed measure of affinity. A winning candidate is selected based on the candidate scores.