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Shape-based search of a collection of content associated with one or more images of inventory items (“inventory images”) is enabled at least in part by associating the collection of content and/or its associated inventory images with representative refinement shapes. Inventory items may be grouped into categories and at least one refinement shape may be created for each of the categories. A refinement-shape hierarchy may be created by arranging the refinement shapes into parent and child refinement shapes. Inventory images may be associated to at least one of the refinement shapes of the refinement-shape hierarchy based at least in part on similarities between the refinement shapes and shapes of the inventory items reflected in the inventory images.

Title
Shape-based search of a collection of content
Application Number
12/895617
Publication Number
8463036 (B1)
Application Date
September 30, 2010
Publication Date
June 11, 2013
Inventor
Sonja E Hyde Moyer
Redwood City
CA, US
Gautam Bhargava
Palo Alto
CA, US
Gurumurthy D Ramkumar
Palo Alto
CA, US
Arnab Dhua
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Sunil Ramesh
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg
Assignee
A9 com
CA, US
IPC
G06K 9/46
G06K 9/00
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