Global Patent Index - EP 1066572 A1

EP 1066572 A1 2001-01-10 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING SEMANTIC VISUAL TEMPLATES FOR IMAGE AND VIDEO RETRIEVAL

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING SEMANTIC VISUAL TEMPLATES FOR IMAGE AND VIDEO RETRIEVAL

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUM GENERIEREN SEMANTISCH VISUELLER MODELLE ZUR DARSTELLUNGS UND VIDEOWIEDERAUFFINDUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE GENERATION DE GABARITS SEMANTIQUES VISUELS POUR L'EXTRACTION D'IMAGES ET DE VIDEO

Publication

EP 1066572 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99911110 A

Priority

  • US 9904776 W
  • US 7678198 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9945483A1] For database image/video retrieval, a semantic visual template (SVT) is a set of icons of example scenes/objects that characterize a concept, e.g. skiing, sunset and the like. SVTs provide for two-way interaction between a user and a system. The user can provide the system with an initial sketch or example image, as a seed to the system to automatically generate other representations of the same concept. The user then can pick those views for inclusion that are plausible for representing the concept. When an SVT has been established, the database can be searched with it, for the user to provide relevancy feedback on the returned results. With established SVTs, the user can interact with the system at concept level. In forming new concepts, pre-existing SVTs can be used. A limited vocabulary can be parsed, in conjunction with semantic visual templates for querying the system.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/30; G06F 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01); H04N 5/76 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30787 (2013.01); G06F 17/30256 (2013.01); G06F 17/30265 (2013.01); G06F 17/30811 (2013.01); G06F 17/30858 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9945483A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9945483 A1 19990910; WO 9945483 A9 20001012; CA 2322448 A1 19990910; EP 1066572 A1 20010110; JP 2002506255 A 20020226

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-31 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040203

2001-01-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000908

2001-01-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE