Developing an object-oriented video database system with spatio-temporal reasoning capabilities

Shermann Sze Man Chan, Qing Li

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Video data management (VDM) is fast becoming one of seminar topics in multimedia information systems. In VDM systems, there exists an important need for novel techniques and mechanisms which can provide an efficient retrieval facility of the voluminous data stored in the databases. While "content-based" retrieval provides a direct and an intuitive approach for video data access, it is inadequate from efficient video data management viewpoint. This is because many (semantic) features of video data cannot be extracted out from the video itself automatically; moreover, video objects may share annotations or descriptions. To address these problems, we have been developing an object-oriented video database system which can complement content based access with high level (declarative) query-based retrieval. As video objects by their nature are rich in spatial and temporal semantics, a versatile modeling mechanism is devised to support Spatio-Temporal reasoning. Associated language facilities are also being developed to accommodate a wide range of video queries and annotation activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling – ER 1999 - 18th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Proceedings
EditorsMokrane Bouzeghoub, Elisabeth Metais, Jacky Akoka, Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540666869, 9783540666868
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 1999 - Paris, France
Duration: 15 Nov 199918 Nov 1999

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


Conference18th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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