Advances in Visual Information Management

Visual Database Systems. IFIP TC2 WG2.6 Fifth Working Conference on Visual Database Systems May 10–12, 2000, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Hiroshi Arisawa
  • Tiziana Catarci
Book VDB 2000

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Advances in Visual Information Management I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Video Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sujeet Pradhan, Takashi Sogo, Keishi Tajima, Katsumi Tanaka
      Pages 11-30
    3. Frédéric Andrès, Kinji Ono, Shin’Ichi Satoh, Nicolas Dessaigne
      Pages 31-44
  4. Information Visualization

  5. Modeling and Recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Ryuta Osaki, Mitsuomi Shimada, Kuniaki Uehara
      Pages 117-127
    3. Richard Cooper, Jo McKirdy, Tony Griffiths, Peter J. Barclay, Norman W. Paton, Philip D. Gray et al.
      Pages 129-138
  6. Advances in Visual Information Management II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
  7. Image Similarity Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Roberto Brunelli, Ornella Mich
      Pages 145-162
    3. Xiao Ming Zhou, Chuan Heng Ang, Tok Wang Ling
      Pages 163-175
  8. Spatio-Temporal Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Toshihiko Hata, Tatsuo Hirose, Katsumi Tanaka
      Pages 219-238
    3. Michihiro Murao, Masatoshi Arikawa, Koji Okamura
      Pages 239-253
  9. Visual Querying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Atsuyuki Morishima, Seiichi Koizumi, Hiroyuki Kitagawa
      Pages 257-276
    3. Kevin D. Munroe, Yannis Papakonstantiou
      Pages 277-296
    4. E. Kapetanios, M. C. Norrie, D. Fuhrer-Stakic
      Pages 297-316
  10. Clustering and Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Makoto Onizuka, Shuichi Nishioka
      Pages 319-328
    3. Masahiro Ishikawa, Yi Liu, Kazutaka Furuse, Hanxiong Chen, Nobuo Ohbo
      Pages 329-338
  11. User Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Dongwon Lee, Wenlei Mao, Henry Chiu, Wesley W. Chu
      Pages 367-386
    3. Isabel F. Cruz, Lijun Leo Liu, Tony Y. Wu
      Pages 387-406
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 407-410

About this book


Video segmentation is the most fundamental process for appropriate index­ ing and retrieval of video intervals. In general, video streams are composed 1 of shots delimited by physical shot boundaries. Substantial work has been done on how to detect such shot boundaries automatically (Arman et aI. , 1993) (Zhang et aI. , 1993) (Zhang et aI. , 1995) (Kobla et aI. , 1997). Through the inte­ gration of technologies such as image processing, speech/character recognition and natural language understanding, keywords can be extracted and associated with these shots for indexing (Wactlar et aI. , 1996). A single shot, however, rarely carries enough amount of information to be meaningful by itself. Usu­ ally, it is a semantically meaningful interval that most users are interested in re­ trieving. Generally, such meaningful intervals span several consecutive shots. There hardly exists any efficient and reliable technique, either automatic or manual, to identify all semantically meaningful intervals within a video stream. Works by (Smith and Davenport, 1992) (Oomoto and Tanaka, 1993) (Weiss et aI. , 1995) (Hjelsvold et aI. , 1996) suggest manually defining all such inter­ vals in the database in advance. However, even an hour long video may have an indefinite number of meaningful intervals. Moreover, video data is multi­ interpretative. Therefore, given a query, what is a meaningful interval to an annotator may not be meaningful to the user who issues the query. In practice, manual indexing of meaningful intervals is labour intensive and inadequate.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Arisawa
    • 1
  • Tiziana Catarci
    • 2
  1. 1.Yokohama National UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”Italy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4457-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35504-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
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