Experimental video database management system based on advanced object-oriented techniques

Liusheng Huang, John C. Lee, Qing Li, Wei Xiong

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Video data management is fast becoming one of the most important topics in multimedia databases. Most of the recent work on video databases has so far focused on video classification, feature extraction, spatial reasoning and image retrieval (video access); little work has been done on supporting advanced video editing and production activities, nor has there been much work done on providing facilities for efficient and versatile video data management. In this paper, we describe the development of an experimental video database system being implemented at HKUST, which employs extended object-oriented features and techniques. By incorporating conceptual object clustering concepts and techniques, it enables users to dynamically form, among other things, video programs (or segments) from existing objects based on semantic features/index terms. A prototype of this system has been constructed, using a persistent object storage manager (viz. EOS), on Sun4 workstations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsIshwar K. Sethi, Ramesh C. Jain
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventStorage and Retrieval for Still Image and Video Databases IV - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1 Feb 19962 Feb 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceStorage and Retrieval for Still Image and Video Databases IV
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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