Development of a web-based video management and application processing system

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  • Shermaim S.M. Chan
  • Yi Wu
  • Qing Li
  • Yueting Zhuang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-167
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2001


How to facilitate efficient video manipulation and access in a web-based environment is becoming a popular trend for video applications. In this paper, we present a web-oriented video management and application processing system, based on our previous work on multimedia database and content-based retrieval. In particular, we extend the VideoMAP architecture with specific web-oriented mechanisms, which include: (1) Concurrency control facilities for the editing of video data among different types of users, such as Video Administrator, Video Producer, Video Editor, and Video Query Client; different users are assigned various priority levels for different operations on the database. (2) Versatile video retrieval mechanism which employes a hybrid approach by integrating a query-based (database) mechanism with content-based retrieval (CBR) functions; its specific language (CAROL/ST with CBR) supports spatio-temporal semantics of video objects, and also offers an improved mechanism to describe visual content of videos by content-based analysis method. (3) Query profiling database which records the “histories” of various clients' query activities; such profiles can be used to provide the default query template when a similar query is encountered by the same kind of users. An experimental prototype system is being developed based on the existing VideoMAP prototype system, using Java and VC++ on the PC platform.© 2001 SPIE.

Research Area(s)

  • Content-based search, Hybrid retrieval, Query-based retrieval, Video management and processing, Web-based architecture