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Social Network Based Attire Recommendation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000222347D
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-26
Document File: 3 page(s) / 27K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method that makes attire recommendations for an event based on the profiles and past records of people attending the event.

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Social Network Based Attire Recommendation

Quite often people need help deciding on what attire to wear to a social or business event.

Disclosed is a system and method that makes attire recommendations for an event based on the social network profiles of people attending the event. The invention provides attire recommendations for an occasion based on the people who are going to be there and how these people typically dress for such an occasion.

The system searches the attire preferences of people in the invitee list for a scheduled event. Some of the people in the invitee list could be in the user's social network, but some may be not. The system searches for information about all invitees' attire preference from pictures, postings, and attire preference settings, across an available accessible social network, whether or not they are in the user's social network. From the data gathered about all invitees' attire preference, the system calculates the invitees group's fashion preference. During the calculation, more weight may be applied to the data from people within the user's social network. The system makes recommendation on what type of attire to wear according to the group's fashion preference and the user's fashion preference. When the system does not have enough data gathered from accessible social network of all invitees, the system crawls to gather accessible data from general people who have gone to such/similar event in the past.

The invention consists of:


 Social Network Crawler: crawls all available accessible social network data and given event information (e.g., occasion, venue, time and date, invitee list). If there is not enough data collected, then this component gathers available accessible data from general people who have attended such an event.


 Fashion Recognition Engine: recognizes what type of outfit is worn in pictures, recognize fashion postings, fashion preference settings, etc. and detects the fashion preferences of users in the invitee list for a similar occasion


 Fashion Calculator Engine: given fashion outputs from the Fashion Recognition Engine, this component identifies what a user would be wearing to the event. Given many users and their fashion data, this component generates a recommendation on what the common theme of the group fashion for the event. During the calculation, more weight may be applied to the data from people within the user's social network. Crossing with the user's fashion preference, the component recommends a fashion style that suits the user's preference, but is still within the common fashion theme of the group.

Furthermore, by going over evidence from the user's pictures of similar events, the invention determines what outfits the user has worn in the past that meet the generated recommendation. When analyzing the attires from user's past pictures, the Fashion Recognition Engine can also take into account the size of the user from the pictures. Detecting the size...