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Image retrieval method and apparatus wherein for retrieval of a plurality of images, a sub-image of each image is specified and extracted, reference data such as memo data related to each sub-image is stored, and the sub-image and the memo data related thereto are combined and outputted as desired, thereby simplifying the retrieval of the plurality of images. Specifically, a sub-image which is the most characteristic to each image is extracted and combined with a memo data to thereby provide a clear clue to the image extraction. The number of specified sub-images is freely increased without rewriting original image data stored in an image file and image retrievel is settled by using a memo image and a cutout sub-image both having a less amount of data than the entire image, so that applications to a storage medium which is not rewritable, for example, an optical disc can be ensured with high response image display.

Title
Image retrieval method and apparatus using annotations as guidance information
Application Number
6/594690
Publication Number
4716404
Application Date
March 29, 1984
Publication Date
December 29, 1987
Inventor
Susumu Tsuhara
Sagamihara
JP
Kuniaki Tabata
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Antonelli Terry & Wands
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G09G 1/00
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