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A method and apparatus for providing a user interface for refining a query applied to a database of images, where a Query Result Visualization Environment allows the user to organize the search results using various techniques. For example, the search results may be clustered on the basis of text, image or URL. The members of the resulting clusters may then be utilized by the user to refine the query to be applied to the database of images.

Title
Method and apparatus for query refinement
Application Number
9/64062
Publication Number
6415282 (B1)
Application Date
April 22, 1998
Publication Date
July 2, 2002
Inventor
Yoshinori Hara
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Kyogi Hirata
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Sougata Mukherjea
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Sughrue Mion PLLC
US
Assignee
NEC USA
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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