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Searching for Specific Files based on Drawing View and Recognition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247495D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that conducts a search for saved files based on the user’s viewing history and user-entered sketches. The novel system uses sketch recognition to develop search criteria and help a user drill down on a set of files to efficiently locate the desired information.

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Searching for Specific Files based on Drawing View and Recognition

Users often have many file icons listed in computer directories that represent presentations. Many of the files contain charts, figures, and visual information that is representative of data and may be difficult to re-create or recall the details.

The novel idea is to create a system that conducts a search for saved files based on the user's viewing history and user-entered sketches. The novel system uses sketch recognition to develop search criteria and help a user drill down on a set of files to efficiently locate the desired information. Users can use photographic memory to draw what is remembered from a slide as search input. This can save a significant amount of time when searching for a specific slide.

To implement the sketch-based search strategy:


1. User selects a collection of files


2. User makes a selection to initiate a search for a file


3. System opens a sketch container

4. System prompts the user to draw a representation of the desired file


5. User draws a sketch of the slide content (Fig. 1)

Figure 1: User's sketch

6. System analyzes the sketch to identify criteria 7. System searches across all documents selected for files with the criteria 8. System filters the results based on the user's viewing history (i.e., if the user never opened a file, then the user is not familiar with the contents; therefore, it cannot be the file the user needs)


9. The system presents the user with the f...