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Search systems and computer-implemented search methods

United States Patent

March 7, 2017
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Search systems and computer-implemented search methods are described. In one aspect, a search system includes a communications interface configured to access a plurality of data items of a collection, wherein the data items include a plurality of image objects individually comprising image data utilized to generate an image of the respective data item. The search system may include processing circuitry coupled with the communications interface and configured to process the image data of the data items of the collection to identify a plurality of image content facets which are indicative of image content contained within the images and to associate the image objects with the image content facets and a display coupled with the processing circuitry and configured to depict the image objects associated with the image content facets.
Payne; Deborah A. (Richland, WA), Burtner; Edwin R. (Richland, WA), Bohn; Shawn J. (Richland, WA), Hampton; Shawn D. (Kennewick, WA), Gillen; David S. (Kennewick, WA), Henry; Michael J. (Pasco, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
14/ 977,452
December 21, 2015
FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.