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Method and System for Narrowing down Search Result based on multiple image recognition technology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228211D
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 124K

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Abstract

This invention solves the problem that users get inaccurate search results when they search by a picture, due that complicated pictures can’t be recognized exactly. The user provides more than 1 related images to get exacter search result(s)

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Method and System for Narrowing down Search Result based on multiple image recognition technology

This invention solves the problem that users get inaccurate search results when they search by a picture , due that complicated pictures can't be recognized exactly.

Core idea/Claims

The user provides more than 1 related images to get exacter search result(s).

The inputting method can be


1) Browsing image files from local disk (clicking a upload button or dragging n' dropping images to a search box)

2) Taking pictures with camera of the device (including mobile device and desktop)

The user can input all the images at one time or adjust the search result by adding more images or remove some images .

Detailed Description - User performance

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For example, a user sees a new kind of fruit, but he doesn't know how to call it, so he searches it with this invention by taking a picture of the fruit. Then he may get the search result items, eg. "Durian","Jack fruit", .... (assuming the picture he takesis either like Durian or Jack fruit,
the system cannot decide what it really is, so there lists all the possible results.)

Then he takes another picture of the fruit from another perspective and adds it as another searching condition, then he gets a more precise results. There only lists items about "Durian" in the result.

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In this scenario, user can also take multiple pictures of the fruit from multiple perspectives and get a precise result directly .

Detailed Description - Implementation

Assume a single search process returns a list of results, sorted by the correlation between the user inputand each result in a descending order according to possibility. We might quantify searching results by signing a weight upon each of them , in the following way:
Let A...