GEOGRAPHIC TEXT SEARCH USING IMAGE-MINED DATA

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20120084323A1
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12896879

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Textual information may be harvested from photos that are associated with a geographic location, and the text may be used to respond to searches. In one example, photos are taken from a vehicle that has a camera and a GPS receiver. Each of the photos is marked with the geographic location at which it was taken, and text is extracted from the photos. Thus, each piece of text is associated with a particular geographic location, and the association between text and location is stored in a database. At some point in time, a query is received from a user, where the query specifies or implies a geographic criterion. The database is then examined to determine what items in the database meet the textual and geographic constraints of the query, and those pieces of information may be provided as search results.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA31142

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Epshtein, Boris Bothell, US 16 172
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2185

Cited Art Landscape

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TAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (24)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (2)
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SYMANTEC CORPORATION (1)
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