Flexible matching with combinational similarity

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7957596
APP PUB NO 20080273795A1
SERIAL NO

11743352

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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, WA30026

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Mishra, Pragyana Kirkland, US 6 41
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 1937
Wexler, Yonatan Redmond, US 59 306

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SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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