SYSTEM AND METHODS OF INTEGRATING VISUAL FEATURES AND TEXTUAL FEATURES FOR IMAGE SEARCHING

  • US 20130080426A1
  • Filed: 09/26/2012
  • Published: 03/28/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for image searching in a vertical content area to generate a ranked image search list, comprising:

  • a memory;

    a display;

    a processor connected to said memory and said database; and

    a data input device configured to permit input one or more text queries into said memory;

    said processor processing the one or more text queries by;

    providing a ranked list of relevant items as an initial result set;

    constructing an expanded query by integrating textual features and visual features for each result in the initial result set;

    evaluating each expanded query to determine items that are similar in the ranked list of relevant items to generate the ranked image search list, wherein a weighted vector representing visual perception of one of the one or more text queries is enforced during the evaluating of each expanded query; and

    displaying the ranked image search list on said display.

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