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User-interface to a CCTV video search system

Lee, Hyowon and Smeaton, Alan F. and O'Connor, Noel E. and Murphy, Noel (2005) User-interface to a CCTV video search system. In: ICDP 2005 - IEE International Symposium on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, 7-8 June 2005, London, UK.

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The proliferation of CCTV surveillance systems creates a problem of how to effectively navigate and search the resulting video archive, in a variety of security scenarios. We are concerned here with a situation where a searcher must locate all occurrences of a given person or object within a specified timeframe and with constraints on which camera(s) footage is valid to search. Conventional approaches based on browsing time/camera based combinations are inadequate. We advocate using automatically detected video objects as a basis for search, linking and browsing. In this paper we present a system under development based on users interacting with detected video objects. We outline the suite of technologies needed to achieve such a system and for each we describe where we are in terms of realizing those technologies. We also present a system interface to this system, designed with user needs and user tasks in mind.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital video
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Research Initiatives and Centres > Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC)
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
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Copyright Information:This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IEE International Symposium on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention and is subject to IET copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library .
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 03/IN.3/I361
ID Code:267
Deposited On:10 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 05 May 2010 16:47

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