Flexible matching with combinational similarity

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8184911
APP PUB NO 20110200252A1
SERIAL NO

13092416

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Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for flexible matching with combinational similarity are described. In embodiments, an object image is received, a query image is received, and the query image is compared with the object image. In various embodiments matching information is determined based upon combinational similarity and the matching information is presented to a user. In various embodiments, comparing the query image with the object image includes dividing the object image into agents, creating a gradient histogram for the agents, determining map areas for the query image, creating a gradient histogram for the map areas, and creating a similarity array for each of the agents. Further, in various embodiments, determining matching information includes creating a combinational array by combining the similarity arrays for each agent and determining whether the combinational array includes a peak value.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA31142

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mishra, Pragyana Kirkland, US 6 49
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2189
Wexler, Yanatan Redmond, US 1 1

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
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