US Patent No. 9,298,876

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR REGISTERING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OF IMAGE INFORMATION


Patent No. 9,298,876
Issue Date March 29, 2016
Title Image Processing Method And Image Processing Apparatus For Registering Additional Information Of Image Information
Inventorship Masahiro Abe, Yokohama (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,298,876

1. An information processing method for registering additional information of an input image in a storage unit, the information
processing method comprising:
receiving required check item conditions and matching item conditions specified by a user,
wherein the required check item conditions specify one or more items of additional information that are required for data
registration, the one or more items of additional information specified by the required check item conditions are selected
from a plurality of potential required additional information items; and

wherein the matching item conditions specify one or more items of additional information that are matched against corresponding
items of pre-registered additional information, the one or more items of additional information specified by the matching
item conditions are selected from a plurality of potential matching additional information items;

reading additional information of the input image;
deciding to register the additional information of the input image based on whether the additional information of the input
image includes the one or more items of additional information selected from a plurality of potential required additional
information items;

matching each of the one or more items of additional information of the input image specified by the one or more items of
additional information selected from the plurality of potential matching additional information items against the corresponding
items of pre-registered additional information; and

performing control to register the additional information of the input image when the additional information of the input
image includes the one or more items of additional information selected from the plurality of potential required additional
information items, and each of the one or more items of additional information of the input image specified by the one or
more items of additional information selected from the plurality of potential matching additional information items matches
the corresponding items of pre-registered additional information.