Semi-automatic semantic video annotation tool

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011


Consultant: ADNAN YAZICI


Semantic annotation of video content is necessary for indexing and retrieval tasks of video management systems. Currently, it is not possible to extract all high-level semantic information from video data automatically. Video annotation tools assist users to generate annotations to represent video data. Generated annotations can also be used for testing and evaluation of content based retrieval systems. In this study, a semi-automatic semantic video annotation tool is presented. Generated annotations are in MPEG-7 metadata format to ensure interoperability. With the help of image processing and pattern recognition solutions, annotation process is partly automated and annotation time is reduced. Annotations can be done for spatio-temporal decompositions of video data. Extraction of low-level visual descriptions are included to obtain complete descriptions.