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
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.