Global Patent Index - EP 1112549 A4

EP 1112549 A4 20040317 - METHOD OF FACE INDEXING FOR EFFICIENT BROWSING AND SEARCHING OF PEOPLE IN VIDEO

Title (en)

METHOD OF FACE INDEXING FOR EFFICIENT BROWSING AND SEARCHING OF PEOPLE IN VIDEO

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM GESICHTSINDEXIEREN ZUM EFFIZIENTEN BROWSEN UND SUCHEN VON LEUTEN IN VIDEO

Title (fr)

PROCEDE D'INDEXATION DE VISAGES SERVANT DANS LA NAVIGATION ET RECHERCHE EFFICACES DE PERSONNES DANS DES IMAGES VIDEO

Publication

EP 1112549 A4 20040317 (EN)

Application

EP 99943190 A 19990908

Priority

  • IL 9900487 W 19990908
  • US 9970298 P 19980910

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0016243A1] A method and apparatus for generating an index (250) of at least one class of objects appearing in a collection of images (210, 230) for use in searching or browsing (240) for particular members of the class, by: processing (260) the collection of images to extract therefrom features characteristic of the class of objects; and grouping the images in groups according to extracted features helpful in identifying individual members of the class of objects. In the described preferred embodiments, the collection of images represents a sequence of video frames, identified by the starting and ending frames and containing face segments characteristic of a respective face. Audio characteristic data and/or annotations (270, 280) may also be associated with the face tracks.

IPC 1-7

G06K 9/00; G06F 17/30

IPC 8 full level

G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06F 16/784 (2019.01); G06K 9/00221 (2013.01); G06K 2009/00328 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • [A] US 5570343 A 19961029 - BISHOP PETER W D [GB], et al
  • [X] SATOH S ET AL: "Name-It: association of face and name in video", COMPUTER VISION AND PATTERN RECOGNITION, 1997. PROCEEDINGS., 1997 IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY CONFERENCE ON SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 17-19 JUNE 1997, LOS ALAMITOS, CA, USA,IEEE COMPUT. SOC, US, 17 June 1997 (1997-06-17), pages 368 - 373, XP010237550, ISBN: 0-8186-7822-4
  • [A] NAM J ET AL: "Speaker identification and video analysis for hierarchical video shot classification", IMAGE PROCESSING, 1997. PROCEEDINGS., INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SANTA BARBARA, CA, USA 26-29 OCT. 1997, LOS ALAMITOS, CA, USA,IEEE COMPUT. SOC, US, 26 October 1997 (1997-10-26), pages 550 - 553, XP010254004, ISBN: 0-8186-8183-7
  • [A] GUNSEL B ET AL: "Video indexing through integration of syntactic and semantic features", APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER VISION, 1996. WACV '96., PROCEEDINGS 3RD IEEE WORKSHOP ON SARASOTA, FL, USA 2-4 DEC. 1996, LOS ALAMITOS, CA, USA,IEEE COMPUT. SOC, US, 2 December 1996 (1996-12-02), pages 90 - 95, XP010206416, ISBN: 0-8186-7620-5
  • [A] COLLOBERT M ET AL: "LISTEN: a system for locating and tracking individual speakers", AUTOMATIC FACE AND GESTURE RECOGNITION, 1996., PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON KILLINGTON, VT, USA 14-16 OCT. 1996, LOS ALAMITOS, CA, USA,IEEE COMPUT. SOC, US, 14 October 1996 (1996-10-14), pages 283 - 288, XP010200434, ISBN: 0-8186-7713-9
  • See also references of WO 0016243A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0016243 A1 20000323; AU 5645999 A 20000403; EP 1112549 A1 20010704; EP 1112549 A4 20040317

DOCDB simple family (application)

IL 9900487 W 19990908; AU 5645999 A 19990908; EP 99943190 A 19990908