05579471 is referenced by 469 patents and cites 14 patents.

Images in an image database are searched in response to queries which include the visual characteristics of the images such as colors, textures, shapes, and sizes, as well as by textual tags appended to the images. Queries are constructed in an image query construction area in response to values of representations of the visual characteristics and to locations of the representations in the image query construction area.

Title
Image query system and method
Application Number
973474
Publication Number
5579471
Application Date
March 23, 1994
Publication Date
November 26, 1996
Inventor
Peter C Yanker
Mountain View
CA, US
Thomas R Work
San Francisco
CA, US
Dragutin Petkovic
Saratoga
CA, US
Carlton W Niblack
San Jose
CA, US
William R Equitz
Palo Alto
CA, US
Bradley J Beitel
Woodside
CA, US
Ronald J Barber
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Baker Maxham Jester & Meador
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 3/14
G06F 17/30
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