Video segment indexing through classification and interactive view-based query

John Chung Mong Lee, Xiong Wei, Ding Gang Shen, Ruihua Ma

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As video information proliferates, managing video sources becomes increasingly important. Indices must be constructed to allow any future retrieval. We distinguish two categories of indexing: (i) those that are general-purpose and do not make use of domain-specific knowledge, and (ii) those that are application-dependent. In this paper, we present our work in both categories within the VideoBook project. We discuss how to structure video data into shots (physical parts) and clusters (semantic parts). A video partitioning algorithm is described. Its effectiveness and efficiency lies in the use of both statistical and spatial information in the images without, however, having to examine the entire images. To improve the querying efficiency, we propose to investigate in two directions: deriving higher-level indices through classification and providing a method that finds targets of interest through interactive learning. The first technique takes advantage of domain knowledge of underlying applications. The second technique accounts for quantification effect and noise in images and accommodates “learning from negative examples”, resulting into quite good discriminating power. Experimental results are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Developments in Computer Vision - 2nd Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 1995, Invited Session Papers
EditorsStan Z. Li, Dinesh P. Mital, Eam Khwang Teoh, Han Wan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783540607939
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 1995 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 1995 Dec 51995 Dec 8

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 1995

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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