A MPEG-7 compliant video management system: BilVMS

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Esen E., Onur O., Soysal M., Yasaroglu Y., Tekinalp S., Alatan A.

4th European Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, Queen Mary, ENGLAND, 9 - 11 April 2003, pp.77-80 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/9789812704337_0014
  • City: Queen Mary
  • Country: ENGLAND
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-80
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the recent years, there has been a growing interest towards the management of multimedia data. Recently, ISO MPEG organization has finished establishing a new standard, MPEG-7, for describing audio-visual data for interoperable indexing, searching and browsing purposes. Following this standard, a state-of-the-art video management system has been designed and implemented. The system is capable of temporally segmenting video into shots, as well as obtaining a semantically meaningful group of shots, i.e. scenes. The scene decomposition is achieved using a HMM-based formulation by multimodal features. Keyframes are used as shot representatives and their visual descriptions are utilized to make similarity queries. Moreover, these low-level descriptors are also used to reach a number of semantic visual classes using support vector machines. Finally, automatic detection of human faces via skin color filtering and videotext recognition increase the indexing capabilities of the BilVMS system.