IDENTIFICATION OF CONTENT BY METADATA

  • US 20150180670A1
  • Filed: 12/23/2014
  • Published: 06/25/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for identifying content in electronic messages, the method comprising:

  • receiving a first electronic message over a communication network;

    executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor;

    extracts metadata characterizing one or more images in the first electronic message;

    generates a first thumbprint based on the extracted metadata characterizing the one or more images in the first electronic message, the first thumbprint comprising a plurality of numerical values, each numerical value characterizing a different aspect of the one or more images, andsearches for matching thumbprints, the matching thumbprints matching with the first thumbprint of the first electronic message; and

    classifying matching electronic messages having the matching thumbprints, the matching electronic messages classified based on a classification of the first electronic message.

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