• Milan Petković
  • Willem Jonker
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (MMSA, volume 25)


It is expected that a number of large digital video libraries (see for example [l–3]) will become publicly available in the near future, as a result of recent developments in digital video technology, the Internet, and computer performance. The production of video information turned out to be low-priced and open to everyone. Huge amounts of audio-visual data are produced everyday from surveillance cameras, TV programs, and home video cameras. On the other hand, the advances in digital storage technology, which doubles storage capacity every year, make digitization, compression, archiving, and streaming of video data popular and inexpensive. Finally, the expansions of the Internet and technologies that support the broadband access, such as xDSL1, have provided means for the widespread distribution and the usage of video and other multimedia data. Some TV broadcasters [2–4] already offer the digital streams of their programs through the Internet, and a lot of events are covered by video in real-time on the Internet. It is expected that the trend of rapid growth of audio-visual data will continue in the future, following the progression of the digital television technology and possible integration of TV and Web. Consequently, the number of digital libraries will grow, as well as the number of hours of video recordings they accumulate.


Video Data Video Content Database Management System Video Modeling Video Retrieval 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [1]
    The Library of Congress, Digital Collection and Programs, /library/libarch-digital.html
  2. [2]
    Cable News Network LP, CNN Video,
  3. [3]
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Video Nation, /videonation/
  4. [4]
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC World,
  5. [5]
    Lycos, Carnegie Mellon University, Multimedia Search,
  6. [6]
    AltaVista, AltaVista Search: Video Search, /sites/search/svideo
  7. [7]
    A. Yoshitaka, T. Ichikawa, “A Survey on Content-Based Retrieval for Multimedia Databases”, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 11(1), 1999, pp. 81–93.Google Scholar
  8. [8]
    W. Grosky, “Managing Multimedia Information in Database Systems”, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 40, No. 12, Dec. 1997, pp. 73–80.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. [9]
    D. Tsichritzis, A. Klug, editors, “The ANSI/X3/SPARC DBMS Framework”, AFIPS Press, 1978.Google Scholar
  10. [10]
    R.Bayer, E.M. McCreight, “Organization and Maintenance of Large Ordered Indices”, Acta Informatica, 1 (3), 1972, pp. 173–189.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Petković
    • 1
  • Willem Jonker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Twente and Philips ResearchThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations