Google Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 13 -- Google, Mountain View, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,532,333) developed by five co-inventors for "selecting representative images for establishments." The co-inventors are Shlomo Urbach, Tel Aviv, Israel, Tal Yadid, Ramat Hasharon, Israel, Yuval Netzer, Tel Aviv, Israel, Andrea Frome, Berkeley, Calif., and Noam Ben-Haim, Adliswil, Switzerland.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Establishments are identified in geo-tagged images. According to one aspect, text regions are located in a geo-tagged image and text strings in the text regions are recognized using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) techniques. Text phrases are extracted from information associated with establishments known to be near the geographic location specified in the geo-tag of the image. The text strings recognized in the image are compared with the phrases for the establishments for approximate matches, and an establishment is selected as the establishment in the image based on the approximate matches. According to another aspect, text strings recognized in a collection of geo-tagged images are compared with phrases for establishments in the geographic area identified by the geo-tags to generate scores for image-establishment pairs. Establishments in each of the large collection of images as well as representative images showing each establishment are identified using the scores."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 27, 2011 (13/246,809). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=85,32,333.PN.&OS=PN/85,32,333&RS=PN/85,32,333
Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.
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