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A content-based retrieval system for UAV-like video and associated metadata

O'Connor, Noel E. and Duffy, Thomas and Gurrin, Cathal and Lee, Hyowon and Sadlier, David A. and Smeaton, Alan F. and Zhang, Ke (2008) A content-based retrieval system for UAV-like video and associated metadata. In: SPIE Defense and Security Conference 2008, 16-20 March 2008, Orlando, FL, USA.

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In this paper we provide an overview of a content-based retrieval (CBR) system that has been specifically designed for handling UAV video and associated meta-data. Our emphasis in designing this system is on managing large quantities of such information and providing intuitive and efficient access mechanisms to this content, rather than on analysis of the video content. The retrieval unit in our system is termed a "trip". At capture time, each trip consists of an MPEG-1 video stream and a set of time stamped GPS locations. An analysis process automatically selects and associates GPS locations with the video timeline. The indexed trip is then stored in a shared trip repository. The repository forms the backend of a MPEG-211 compliant Web 2.0 application for subsequent querying, browsing, annotation and video playback. The system interface allows users to search/browse across the entire archive of trips and, depending on their access rights, to annotate other users' trips with additional information. Interaction with the CBR system is via a novel interactive map-based interface. This interface supports content access by time, date, region of interest on the map, previously annotated specific locations of interest and combinations of these. To develop such a system and investigate its practical usefulness in real world scenarios, clearly a significant amount of appropriate data is required. In the absence of a large volume of UAV data with which to work, we have simulated UAV-like data using GPS tagged video content captured from moving vehicles.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:UAV; Information Management; Interaction Design;
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Visualization
Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
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Copyright Information:©2008 COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
ID Code:2449
Deposited On:11 Mar 2009 10:52 by Hyowon Lee. Last Modified 03 Mar 2017 13:02

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