US Patent No. 10,169,702

METHOD FOR SEARCHING RELEVANT IMAGES VIA ACTIVE LEARNING, ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME


Patent No. 10,169,702
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Method For Searching Relevant Images Via Active Learning, Electronic Device Using The Same
Inventorship Edward Chang, Taoyuan (TW)
Assignee HTC Corporation, Taoyuan (TW)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,169,702

1. A method of searching relevant images via active learning, adapted for a mobile electronic device comprising a plurality of stored images, comprising:obtaining a query image comprising a first subject and a second subject, wherein the query image initiates a process of searching a plurality of relevant images;
learning a query concept based on content information of the query image by:
sampling a plurality of first sample images from the stored images according to the content information of the query image, wherein the content information is extracted from content-related metadata of the query image;
providing the first sample images for selection, wherein the first sample images comprising an image having the first subject, an image having the second subject, and an image having both the first and second subjects;
obtaining a first selected image selected from the first sample images; and
determining the content information of the first selected image as the query concept;
refining the query concept based on context information of the first selected image extracted from context-related metadata by:
sampling a plurality of second sample images from the stored images according to context information of the first selected images for selection;
obtaining a second selected image selected from the second sample images; and
determining the context information of the second selected image as the query concept in addition to the content information of the first selected image; and
searching the relevant images among the stored images according to the query concept and grouping the relevant images into a collection album.