06731826 is referenced by 28 patents.

A plurality of image data are stored in a hard disk device in correspondence with their image feature amounts. An image is using an input window. A CPU computes the image feature amount of the input image. The CPU computes image similarity on the basis of the computed image feature amount and the image feature amounts of the stored image data.

Title
Image search apparatus and method, and computer readable memory
Application Number
9/385430
Publication Number
6731826 (B1)
Application Date
August 30, 1999
Publication Date
May 4, 2004
Inventor
Kiyoshi Kusama
Yokohama
US
Miyuki Enokida
Yokohama
US
Kentaro Matsumoto
Higashikurume
US
Kunihiro Yamamoto
Yokohama
US
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
US
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
US
IPC
G06K 9/54
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