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Apple applies for patent that will make Siri search through pictures

News   •   Dec 29, 2013 06:17 GMT

Apple is applying for a patent that will make Siri search through your pictures. The patent has been found in the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office).

The patent goes under the name “Voice-Based Image Tagging and Searching.”

The patent describes the invention as, “The electronic device with one or more processors and memory provides a digital photograph of a real-world scene. The electronic device provides a natural language text string corresponding to a speech input associated with the digital photograph. The electronic device performs natural language processing on the text string to identify one or more terms associated with an entity, an activity, or a location. The electronic device tags the digital photograph with the one or more terms and their associated entity, activity, or location.”

Among its claims is, “A method for tagging or searching images using a voice-based digital assistant, comprising: at an electronic device with a processor and memory storing instructions for execution by the processor: providing a digital photograph of a real-world scene; providing a natural language text string corresponding to a speech input associated with the digital photograph; performing natural language processing on the text string to identify one or more terms associated with an entity, an activity, or a location; and tagging the digital photograph with the one or more terms and their associated entity, activity, or location.”

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