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Method and System for Automatically Identifying Abnormalities in an Object Present in an Image

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202083D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Abstract

A method and system for automatically identifying abnormalities in an object present in an image and subsequently providing corrective actions is disclosed.

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Method and System for Automatically Identifying Abnormalities in an Object Present in

an Image

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically identifying abnormalities in an object present in an image or a photograph taken by a user. A photograph of the object may be taken using one or more communication devices such as a mobile phone or a PDA(Personal Digital Assistant). Abnormalities in the object are identified by comparing the object in the image with standard images of the object. Thereafter, intent of the user clicking the photograph is determined and corrective actions are suggested to the user based on the intent and abnormality identified in the object present in the photograph. Intent is determined based on nature of the abnormality or based on tags associated with the photographs clicked by the user. Corrective actions include displaying local businesses the user may contact to rectify the abnormality identified in the object.

In an exemplary embodiment, a photograph of a flat tire may be taken by a user. Thereafter, the photograph is compared with standard images of a tire to identify an abnormality. In this case, the abnormality corresponds to the flat tire. Accordingly, a list of corrective options to rectify the abnormality may be provided to the user. The corrective options may include local tire dealers, local road assistance, web-sites providing assistance for changing tires, etc. In another example, the method and system may receive a phot...