Patent on Flickr’s “Interestingness”

November 8, 2006

Yahoo! has filed a patent about the “interestingness” as ranking measure of media objects. There are 15 independent claims for a total of 77 claims. The patent was published on October 26, 2006.

photo by hi-tekznologik

United States Patent Application: 0060242139

Interestingness ranking of media objects Abstract Media objects, such as images or soundtracks, may be ranked according to a new class of metrics known as “interestingness.” These rankings may be based at least in part on the quantity of user-entered metadata concerning the media object, the number of users who have assigned metadata to the media object, access patterns related to the media object, and/or a lapse of time related to the media object.

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