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Section identification in video content

Video content can be analyzed to identify particular sections of the video content. Speech to text or similar techniques can be used to obtain a transcription of the video content. The transcription can be indexed (e.g., timestamped) to the video content. Information describing how users are interacting with or consuming... A9 com Inc

Displaying representative images in a visual mapping system

Embodiments provide systems and methods for generating a street map that includes a position identifier that identifies a location on the street map. The method and system may also generate and display a plurality of images representative of the location of the position identifier. A user may interact with a... A9 com Inc

Image recognition result culling

Various embodiments enable an image recognition system reduce the number image match candidates before running a full-fledged pair-wise match on all image match candidates. In order to accomplish this, each inventory image can be assigned to a group. For example, a title for a book sold by an electronic marketplace... A9 com Inc

Quick usage control

One or more elements on a computing device can be selected and locked from use. For example, a first user (e.g., adult) of a computing device can allow a second user (e.g., child) to use the former's device; however, the first user might not want the second user to have... A9 com Inc

Tracking objects between images

Systems and methods track one or more points between images. A point for tracking may be selected, at least in part, on a determination of how discriminable the point is relative to other points in a region containing the point. A point of an image being tracked may be located... A9 com Inc

Region selection for image match

The accuracy of an image matching process can be improved by determining relevant swatch regions of the images, where those regions contain representative patterns of the items of interest represented in those images. Various processes examine a set of visual cues to determine at least one candidate object region, and... A9 com Inc

Techniques for providing event reminders

Techniques for updating content created for a third party user are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method for updating content comprises receiving information for an item associated with a third party user, requesting a search including information for a plurality of items offered for purchase, the search request being based... A9 com Inc

Dynamic map synchronization

Advantages of both conventional and digital maps can be obtained by utilizing a physical map as a type of input to any of various processing devices. In various embodiments, a user can capture an image of a physical map that includes at least one location of interest. The captured image... A9 com Inc

Techniques for real time server testing in a production environment

Techniques are provided for real-time server testing in a production environment. Unlike traditional testing frameworks, embodiments of the present invention enable a server in production to be tested using live messages received from users. This eliminates the need to design and write test scripts to cover various scenarios and enables... A9 com Inc

Decoding visual codes

Various algorithms are presented that enable an image of a data matrix to be analyzed and decoded for use in obtaining information about an object or item associated with the data matrix. The algorithms can account for variations in position and/or alignment of the data matrix. In one approach, the... A9 com Inc

Augmented reality product preview

Systems and methods for displaying 3D containers in a computer generated environment are described. A computing device may provide a user with a catalog of objects which may be purchased. In order to view what an object may look like prior to purchasing the object, a computing device may show... A9 com Inc

Visual search utilizing color descriptors

Various embodiments provide a method for computing color descriptors of product images. For example, a number of fine color representatives can be determined to describe color variation in an image as a histogram by assigning a saturation value and a brightness value to a plurality of color hues. For each... A9 com Inc

Assisted text input for computing devices

Various approaches provide for detecting and recognizing text to enable a user to perform various functions or tasks. For example, a user could point a camera at an object with text, in order to capture an image of that object. The camera can be integrated with a portable computing device... A9 com Inc

Approaches for associating terms with image regions

A computing device can determine visual words for images in a first set of images associated with a description that includes a term. Each visual word can describe pixels in an image. The device can determine visual words for images in a second set of images that are associated with... A9 com Inc

Tracking objects between images

Systems and methods track one or more points between images. A point for tracking may be selected, at least in part, on a determination of how discriminable the point is relative to other points in a region containing the point. A point of an image being tracked may be located... A9 com Inc

Material recognition for object identification

The recognition of objects such as clothing items can be improved by capturing image data that represents the material characteristics and true color of the object. A high resolution image can be captured that shows the individual threads and/or fibers, among other possible pattern or texture characteristics. Various approaches are... A9 com Inc

Object recognition of feature-sparse or texture-limited subject matter

An object recognition system can be adapted to recognize subject matter having very few features or limited or no texture. A feature-sparse or texture-limited object can be recognized by complementing local features and/or texture features with color, region-based, shape-based, three-dimensional (3D), global, and/or composite features. Machine learning algorithms can be... A9 com Inc

Minimizing variations in camera height to estimate distance to objects

Approaches provide for minimizing variations in the height of a camera of a computing device when estimating the distance to objects represented in image data captured by the camera. For example, a front-facing camera of a computing device can be used to capture a live camera view of a user.... A9 com Inc

Image manipulation for electronic display

The density of images to display can be increased, and distractions reduced, through intelligent cropping or manipulation of at least some of the images. For objects such as dresses represented in the images, the density can be increased by cropping away regions of background outside the object region(s). Locating regions... A9 com Inc

Web-based distributed computing with browser-executed code

A reusable distributed computing framework may be established in which contributors of computing resources may participate by using a web browser to visit a web page that incorporates a distributed computing participation component. A distributed computing job provider may submit distributed computing jobs to a web-based distributed computing service. A... A9 com Inc

Data upload via electronic communications

Techniques are described for using electronic communications to enable users to supply data to an online service, such as a fee-based online search functionality service that provides user-specific data searching capabilities. The electronic communications may, for example, be email communications, and may be used to supply data in various manners,... A9 com Inc

Recommendations utilizing visual image analysis

Disclosed are various embodiments for generating recommendations utilizing visual image analysis, for example, by inserting a representative image of an item in an empty region of a digital image. Representative images for an item may be determined by generating a score for each potential image for insertion into the digital... A9 com Inc

Logistic discounting of point of interest relevance based on map viewport

The subject technology provides embodiments for a relevance ranking algorithm of point of interests (POIs). Based on a query request from a user of a mapping application, the relevance ranking orders the matching POIs based on either a reverse logistic distance function or a logarithmic distance function that is used... A9 com Inc

In-line editing of search refinements

An editable search refinement specification can be displayed with search results for a search query. The search refinement specification can include terms of the search query and any modifiers to the query, such as categories, filters, and other refinements. A user can edit portions of the search refinement specification inline,... A9 com Inc

Augmented reality recommendations

Various embodiments enable a computing device to perform tasks such as processing an image to recognize text or an object in an image to identify a particular product or related products associated with the text or object. In response to recognizing the text or the object as being associated with... A9 com Inc

Techniques for providing personalized behavior-based content

Techniques for providing personalized content in substantially real time are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing personalized content in substantially real time includes providing first content including a plurality of user-selectable content elements, detecting an interaction of a user with respect to the provided content including a selection... A9 com Inc

Preview search results

Systems and methods are provided for previewing content that is located behind the links of a search results webpage without having to click on the links and thereby cause webpage changes. Embodiments provide a webpage that presents a first set of search results in response to a search query submitted... A9 com Inc

Scalable image matching

Various embodiments may increase scalability of image representations stored in a database for use in image matching and retrieval. For example, a system providing image matching can obtain images of a number of inventory items, extract features from each image using a feature extraction algorithm, and transform the same into... A9 com Inc

Advertisement relevance

Systems and methods for displaying an image of a virtual object in an environment are described. A computing device is used to capture an image of a real environment including a marker. One or more virtual objects which do not exist in the real environment are displayed in the image... A9 com Inc

Fast interest point extraction for augmented reality

The subject technology provides embodiments for performing fast corner detection in a given image for augmented reality applications. Embodiments disclose a high-speed test that examines intensities of pairs of pixels around a candidate center pixel. In one example, the examined pairs are comprised of pixels that are diametrically opposite ends... A9 com Inc

Augmenting a live view

Techniques for augmenting an image of an object captured and displayed in real time with associated content are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method for augmenting the image includes receiving information defining a sampled frame of a video being captured by an electronic device in substantially real time, determining information... A9 com Inc

Method and system for matching an image using normalized feature vectors

A method, system and computer program product for encoding an image is provided. The image that needs to be represented is represented in the form of a Gaussian pyramid which is a scale-space representation of the image and includes several pyramid images. The feature points in the pyramid images are... A9 com Inc

Automated highlighting of identified text

Various embodiments enable a computing device to perform tasks such as highlighting words in an augmented reality view that are important to a user. For example, word lists can be generated and the user, by pointing a camera of a computing device at a volume of text, can cause words... A9 com Inc

Dynamic search partitioning

A system can monitor data usage, including an amount of searchable data used and/or a rate at which the searchable data is manipulated, on a storage allocation in a networked environment. The storage allocation can have a quantity/number of partitions, including at least one partition, configured to store the searchable... A9 com Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053451

Sharing links in an augmented reality environment

Various embodiments provide methods and systems for users and business owners to share content and/or links to visual elements of a place at a physical location, and, in response to a user device pointing at a tagged place, causing the content and/or links to the visual elements of the place... A9 com Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046347

Combined online and offline ranking

Approaches are described for ranking multiple products or other items, such as products obtained in response to a search request submitted to a server. The ranking system determines a ranking score for the products based on both data available online and item data that must be computed offline due to... A9 com Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032041

Techniques for search optimization

Techniques for optimizing a search are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for optimizing search on a Web site comprises: receiving from a client computing device a first search request including a first search term, retrieving and rendering to the client computing device first search results including one or more... A9 com Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024595

Decoding visual codes

Various algorithms are presented that enable an image of a data matrix to be analyzed and decoded for use in obtaining information about an object or item associated with the data matrix. The algorithms can account for variations in position and/or alignment of the data matrix. In one approach, the... A9 com Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024853

Displaying representative images in a visual mapping system

Embodiments provide systems and methods for generating a street map that includes a position identifier that identifies a location on the street map. The method and system may also generate and display a plurality of images representative of the location of the position identifier. A user may interact with a... A9 com Inc








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