Patent Number: 7,043,094

Title: Process for the automatic creation of a database of images accessible by semantic features

Abstract: An initial image is subjected to a plurality of segmentations into uniform components by using various criteria to identify and isolate several series of objects constituted by segmented thumbnail images associated with geometrical descriptors for boxes that cover said objects, the results of the segmentation methods are fused, numerical values are used to characterize each object thumbnail image that results from fusion, and each of the thumbnail images is compared with indexed thumbnail images in an indexed database containing a set of textual descriptions for everyday elementary objects. The list of textual descriptions of everyday elementary objects matching the object thumbnail images that result from the segmentation and fusion operations is provided together with pertinence levels.

Inventors: Thomas; Corinne (Chaumont, FR), Essafi; Hassane (Orsay, FR)

Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique

International Classification: G06K 9/54 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018