07831111 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 30 patents.

A method and apparatus for, in response to receiving a request, retrieving digital images that are associated with one or more keywords and which are similar to a digital image is provided. The request may be processed using a keywords index and a content index, and optionally, a session index that references data about what digital images users have viewed together in a session. A category associated with the identified digital image may also be used in processing the request, e.g., the category associated with the identified digital image may change the weight placed on various content attributes used in comparing the content of the identified digital image to other digital images. After the set of requested digital images are determined, request data, that identifies the set of requested digital images, may be sent to the requestor.

Title
Method and mechanism for retrieving images
Application Number
11/317952
Publication Number
7831111 (B2)
Application Date
December 22, 2005
Publication Date
November 9, 2010
Inventor
Sriram J Sathish
Bangalore
IN
Shesha Shah
Bangalore
IN
Agent
Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker
Assignee
Yahoo
CA, US
IPC
G06K 9/54
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