System and methods of integrating visual features with textual features for image searching

  • US 9,075,825 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2012
  • Issued: 07/07/2015
  • 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 the memory and the display; and

    a data input device for receiving an input of a text query into the memory;

    the processor processing the text query by;

    collecting a set of information based on the text query, the set of information including one or more images and one or more text terms;

    analyzing the one or more images of the set for one or more visual features;

    determining one or more text features of the one or more text terms of the set;

    obtaining keywords using the one or more visual features and the one or more text features;

    assigning to each keyword a weight vector, the weight vector representing a visual perception of the one or more visual features and the one or more text features;

    using the weight vector of each keyword to rank each visual feature of the one or more visual features and the one or more text features to obtain a ranked list of items, wherein a higher weight is given to a feature when the keyword is used as a text query; and

    displaying the ranked list of items on the display.

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