Efficient database facilities for content-based Flash retrieval

Bo Feng, Qing Li, Jun Yang, Liu Wenyin, Jian Zhai

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Flashtrade is experiencing a breathtaking growth and has become one of the prevailing media formats on the Web. Unfortunately, little research effort has been dedicated to the retrieval of Flash movies by content, which is critical to the utilization of the enormous Flash resource. Unlike text or image, a Flash movie contains a number of components in different types such as objects, events and interactions, with the number ranging from tens to hundreds. How to index and store these components effectively and efficiently in a database is a big challenge. In this paper, we propose a novel star schema for database design and associated facilities, based on the movie's characteristics at object, event and interaction levels. Experiment results are given to show that our approach can retrieve more relevant movies, efficiently use the storage space and speed up the retrieval process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2003 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)0780379659
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2003 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 20039 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
ISSN (Print)1945-7871
ISSN (Electronic)1945-788X


Conference2003 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • database design
  • Flash retrieval
  • star schema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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