Thursdays the Patent Office publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital fingerprinting. Assigned to the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (KR), the first application discloses techniques for fingerprinting comics. Assigned to The Echo Nest Corporation, the second application discloses techniques for musical fingerprinting based on onset intervals.
20130142433, "System and method for fingerprinting for comics," assigned to Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (KR).
The present disclosure relates to a system and a method for finger printing for comics. A system for searching comics according to the present disclosure includes: a fingerprint database storing fingerprints extracted from comics, a comics fingerprint extraction unit extracting fingerprints configured of at least one of box frames, cuts, and speech bubbles included in input comic images, a fingerprint based candidate group search unit searching candidate groups among comics stored in the fingerprint database using the extracted fingerprints, and a similarity measuring unit measuring similarity between the searched candidate groups and the comic images corresponding to the extracted fingerprints.
20130139673, "Musical fingerprinting based on onset intervals," assigned to The Echo Nest Corporation.
Methods, computing devices, and machine readable storage media for generating a fingerprint of a music sample. The music sample may be filtered into a plurality of frequency bands. Onsets in each of the frequency bands may be independently detected. Inter-onset intervals between pairs of onsets within the same frequency band may be determined. At least one code associated with each onset may be generated, each code comprising a frequency band identifier identifying a frequency band in which the associated onset occurred and one or more inter-onset intervals. Each code may be associated with a timestamp indicating when the associated onset occurred within the music sample. All generated codes and the associated timestamps may be combined to form the fingerprint.