Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Video Scene and Event Detection

  • Noboru BabaguchiEmail author
  • Naoko Nitta
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1022


Video scene and event extraction


A video scene, also called a logical story unit [7] or simply a story unit, can be defined as a semantically related consecutive series of image frames that depict and convey a high-level concept such as event, topic, object, location, and action, which constitutes a story in a video. Especially, an event can be defined as an incident or situation, which occurs in a particular place during a particular interval of time, for example – homerun in a baseball game, actor’s entrance on stage, car explosion on a highway, etc. Under these definitions, video scene and event detection is used to find all video intervals corresponding to a specific event from a given video.

Historical Background

Video scene and event detection has been an active research area in the community of multimedia signal processing and computer vision and has attracted much interest in many applications such as multimedia information retrieval, video archive indexing...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Oria
    • 1
  • Shin'ichi Satoh
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceNew Jersey Inst. of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Digital Content and Media Sciences ReseaMultimedia Information Research DivisionNational Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan