Image classification and information retrieval over wireless digital networks and the internet

  • US 7,668,348 B2
  • Filed: 11/07/2008
  • Issued: 02/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for matching an unknown image of an individual with a known image of another individual, the method comprising:

  • receiving an unknown facial image of an individual from a sender over the Internet at an image classification server;

    analyzing the facial image at the image classification server to determine if the unknown facial image is acceptable;

    processing the unknown facial image to create a processed image;

    comparing the processed image to a plurality of database processed images;

    matching the processed image to a database processed image of the plurality of database processed images to create matched images, wherein the database processed image is a facial image of another individual; and

    determining a perception value of the matched images.

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