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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang, Zheng Chen: Media agent to suggest contextually related media content. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 16, 2007: US07283992 (178 worldwide citation)

The described arrangements and procedures provide an intelligent media agent to autonomously collect semantic multimedia data text descriptions on behalf of a user whenever and wherever the user accesses media content. The media agent analyzes these semantic multimedia data text descriptions in view ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang, Ye Lu: Image retrieval systems and methods with semantic and feature based relevance feedback. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 29, 2006: US07099860 (71 worldwide citation)

An image retrieval system performs both keyword-based and content-based image retrieval. A user interface allows a user to specify queries using a combination of keywords and examples images. Depending on the input query, the image retrieval system finds images with keywords that match the keywords ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang, Zheng Chen: Media agent. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 17, 2009: US07493312 (62 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for a media agent are described. In one aspect, user access of a media content source is detected. Responsive to this detection, a piece of media content and associated text is collected from the media content source. Semantic text features are extracted from the associated text ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang: Semi-automatic annotation of multimedia objects. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, November 29, 2005: US06970860 (33 worldwide citation)

A multimedia object retrieval and annotation system integrates an annotation process with object retrieval and relevance feedback processes. The annotation process annotates multimedia objects, such as digital images, with semantically relevant keywords. The annotation process is performed in backgr ...


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Mingjing Li, Hong Jiang Zhang, Wen Yin Liu, Zhen Chen: Media content search engine incorporating text content and user log mining. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 12, 2007: US07231381 (24 worldwide citation)

Text features corresponding to pieces of media content (e.g., images, audio, multimedia content, etc.) are extracted from media content sources. One or more text features (e.g., one or more words) for a piece of media content are extracted from text associated with the piece of media content and tex ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang, Ye Lu: Image retrieval systems and methods with semantic and feature based relevance feedback. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 3, 2009: US07499916 (24 worldwide citation)

An image retrieval system performs both keyword-based and content-based image retrieval. A user interface allows a user to specify queries using a combination of keywords and examples images. Depending on the input query, the image retrieval system finds images with keywords that match the keywords ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang, Ye Lu: Image retrieval systems and methods with semantic and feature based relevance feedback. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 5, 2009: US07529732 (20 worldwide citation)

An image retrieval system performs both keyword-based and content-based image retrieval. A user interface allows a user to specify queries using a combination of keywords and examples images. Depending on the input query, the image retrieval system finds images with keywords that match the keywords ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang: Semi-automatic annotation of multimedia objects. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 1, 2009: US07627556 (19 worldwide citation)

A multimedia object retrieval and annotation system integrates an annotation process with object retrieval and relevance feedback processes. The annotation process annotates multimedia objects, such as digital images, with semantically relevant keywords. The annotation process is performed in backgr ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hong Jiang Zhang: Semi-automatic annotation of multimedia objects. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 25, 2008: US07349895 (18 worldwide citation)

A multimedia object retrieval and annotation system integrates an annotation process with object retrieval and relevance feedback processes. The annotation process annotates multimedia objects, such as digital images, with semantically relevant keywords. The annotation process is performed in backgr ...


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Wen Yin Liu, Hua Zhong, Ying Qing Xu: Image synthesis by illuminating a virtual deviation-mapped surface. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 6, 2004: US06674918 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for synthesizing images from two or more existing images are described. The described embodiment makes use of an illumination model as a mathematical model to combine the images. A first of the images is utilized as an object color or color source (i.e. the foreground) for a re ...